Katie Hopkins leaves LBC 'immediately' - Twitter reacts

The radio station announced the former Apprentice star is to leave her role 'immediately'

Jacob Stolworthy
Friday 26 May 2017 16:14
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Katie Hopkins sacked by LBC

Twitter has reacted to the news that Katie Hopkins is to leave LBC after her 'final solution' comments in the wake of the Manchester bombing.

The outspoken broadcaster, who was employed by the radio station for less than a year, has courted controversy on numerous occasion, but it was her comments following the suicide blast which killed 22 at an Ariana Grande concert on Monday (22 May) that was the final straw.

“22 dead - number rising,” she wrote the following day (23 May). “Schofield. Don't you even dare. Do not be a part of the problem. We need a final solution #Machester.”

Her message is presumed to have referred to the Nazis' plan to murder all Jews within reach.

Social media users have been responding to the news, many with praise and some accusing LBC of eliminating freedom of speech.

Below is a selection of the tweets from members of both camps.

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Upon the announcement, LBC told The Independent it would not be “commenting further" than the initial tweet announcement.

Many are now calling upon Mail Online to fire Hopkins from her position as a columnist.

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