News & Opinion | May 26, 2017 9:12 am

Controversial Commentator Fired Over Manchester Tweet

Fmr. Apprentice star evoked Holocaust in her call for a 'final solution' to prevent terror threats.

Katie Hopkins seen leaving the ITV Studios after an appearance on 'Loose Women' on February 9, 2015 in London, England.
Katie Hopkins seen leaving the ITV Studios after an appearance on 'Loose Women' on February 9, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/Alex Huckle/GC Images)

Controversial British radio host Katie Hopkins is out of a job.

Leading Britain’s Conversation (LBC) staff burst into cheers and applause after it was announced that the presenter would leave her job “immediately” following a tweet she posted referencing the terrorist attack in Manchester earlier this week, the Independent is reporting.

In a May 23 post, she called for a “final solution” to “Islamic terrorism,” language which many thought evoked the Nazi genocide of Jewish people in the Holocaust.

“22 dead — number rising,” Hopkins tweeted. “Schofield. Don’t you even dare. Do not be a part of the problem. We need a final solution #Machester.”

After her tweet was reported to Manchester police, Hopkins initially stood by the tweet, then backpedaled to say that “final” was a typo and later changed the tweet to say “true.”

Hopkins is known for her outspoken and hard-line stances on what she calls “Islamic terror” and “Islamic extremists.” She is still reportedly a columnist at the Mail Online.