'Most hated' UK broadcaster Katie Hopkins fired after Manchester bombing tweet

  • 27/05/2017
Katie Hopkins
Katie Hopkins at a UKIP conference in 2015 (Getty)

A controversial UK broadcaster once dubbed "Britain's most hated woman" has been fired from her radio show after tweeting "we need a final solution" in response to the Manchester bombings.

In the 1930s and 1940s, Germany's Nazi leadership used the term "final solution" to describe its genocide of European Jewish people.

"LBC and Katie Hopkins have agreed that Katie will leave LBC effective immediately," a spokesperson for the radio show said.

Following Ms Hopkins' tweet, complaints were made to the Metropolitan police, and many people reported the tweet on the social media platform as "abusive or harmful".

The video below covers the fallout after Monday's attack in Manchester.

News of Ms Hopkins' sacking was met with "massive cheers and applause" from former colleagues, in the BBC newsroom, BBC media editor Amol Rajan reported.

"22 dead - number rising. Schofield. Don't you even dare. Do not be a part of the problem. We need a final solution Machester [sic]," the tweet read.

The tweet was later deleted.

There's also been criticism in New Zealand about Ms Hopkins appearance on the radio station Newstalk ZB.

In a column on website The Spinoff, examples of her controversial actions have been listed, including: defending pre-judging kids based on how "lower-class" their names sound, calling for the use of "gunships to stop migrants", calling Palestinians "filthy rodents", and saying she wouldn't hire anyone overweight.