(ANSA) – ROME, JULY 19 – Controversial British commentator Katie Hopkins will be expelled from Australia for making fun of the hotel quarantine and mocking the anti-Covid lockdown currently in place in Australia’s two main cities, Melbourne and Sydney. That reports the BBC.
Hopkins, known on social media for her racist and discriminatory statements, had arrived in the country to participate in the reality TV show Big Brother Australia. On Friday, she posted a video from her Sydney hotel room saying she wanted to endanger health workers by opening the door surprisingly “without a mask” when bringing her food. In the film, Hopkins also labeled lockdowns as the “greatest hoax in human history”.
The Australian authorities responded immediately and decided to cancel her visa and return her to the UK within the day. Home Secretary Karen Andrews called Britain’s comments “horrifying” and a “punch in the face” for Australians in solitary confinement. “We will get her out of the country as soon as possible,” the minister told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, stressing that he was “personally very happy that she is leaving.”
Meanwhile, the columnist, a favorite of former US President Donald Trump who retweeted her several times, had also been kicked off reality TV. For now, he has not commented on his eviction, but yesterday justified himself by saying that those about the lockdown were just jokes. She was banned from Twitter last year for repeatedly violating hate speech guidelines. He once called immigrants “cockroaches” and Islam “repulsive”. (HANDLE).
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