UK pundit causes uproar after sharing neo-Nazi tweet

Columnist and television personality Katie Hopkins was deliberating on the topic of ethnic identity when a caller phoned in to say that she was coming across as racist.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
January 2, 2017 19:41
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UK pundit Katie Hopkins

UK pundit Katie Hopkins. (photo credit: TWITTER)

A UK conservative fire-brand caused uproar on social media Monday after sharing a message from a neo-Nazi Twitter account, according to the Evening Standard.

During a broadcast on LBC Radio, columnist and television personality Katie Hopkins was deliberating on the topic of ethnic identity when a caller phoned in to say that she was coming across as racist.

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“I genuinely believe 'racist' as a word has been used so much," Hopkins told the listener in response.

“I'm sorry for the word racist in a way," she continued, adding "It's become used so much, it's like a regular word now, it's lost all meaning to me.”

Following the broadcast, Hopkins tweeted audio of the exchange, writing: "Call me racist. I don't care. I will stand up for white women being raped because you're scared to offend Muslims."

But the real outrage didn't ensue until Hopkins retweeted a message from an account named AntiJuden SS, which featured a Nazi swastika on its avatar, which read: “Now that is the way it should be told.”


Soon after, a torrent of condemnation was flung at the pundit, accusing Hopkins of "joining hands with Nazis," as one tweet read.



Another social media user wondered: “You want to retweet from someone with THAT symbol as their avatar?!?"


Some of Hopkins' fans even appeared disappointed, with one suggesting she had "ruined all [her] good work to date."

“Respected your point of view until that Nazi retweet,” added another.


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