A portrait of a crucified Katie Hopkins will go on sale as prints, with the proceeds raising money for Syrian refugees – and the painting sent to the controversial columnist herself.
Painted in the style of renaissance artist Diego Velazquez’s masterpiece of Christ on the cross, the portrait was inspired by the 40-year-old’s claim she was the “Jesus of the outspoken”.
“We thought that a court jester would be too obvious and decided that Lady Macbeth was too likeable,” Chris Jensen, founder of mock masterpiece website Nobilified.com, who commissioned the painting, explained.
Mr Jenson added money from the sale of prints would go towards Save the Children’s Syria Crisis appeal.
Hopkins suggested in April refugees were “cockroaches” as British newspapers carried reports of men, women and children drowning off Europe’s coast. Her remarks were later condemned by the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights.
She also called for “gunships” to send fleeing individuals back to their own (often war-torn) countries and suggesting the photograph of Syrian child Alan Kurdi was staged.
Most recently, Hopkins waded into the Donald Trump row, voicing her support for the Republican hopeful when he declared he would ban all Muslim immigration to the US.
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