Katie Hopkins Allegedly Banned From Twitter For Hateful Comments
Katie Hopkins has been permanently removed from using Twitter. Her Twitter profile, which she used to tweet under the handle @kthopkins, now states she has been suspended, and this time is it forever, a spokesperson from the website has confirmed.
The outspoken personality’s micro-blogging account has been taken down after a petition was started by social media users to get her off the site.
Over 75,000 people signed their name to the Change.Org petition to get the former Apprentice star’s account suspended.
The petition reads:
Unbelievably, Katie Hopkins has been given a platform to insult, abuse, and cause outrage for far too long. Attacking victims of Child Sex Exploitation is possibly the most disgusting act that any human can do. Does she have no boundaries? The scary thing is, this could happen to her own children right under her nose, being as self-obsessed as she Is, how would she see the signs? I think it’s about time Twitter took action and removed her from their platform, just as Facebook has done with Britain First. Freedom of speech is something I believe in. Freedom of hate speech isn’t, I’m sure many people feel the same way.
According to a Twitter spokesperson:
Keeping Twitter safe is a top priority for us, abuse and hateful conduct have no place on our service and we will continue to take action when our rules are broken. In this case, the account has been permanently suspended for violations of our hateful conduct policy.
The far-right racist has gained a large amount of backlash and hates over the years for the messages she sends out on the social media platform. Most recently she caused a stir by mocking the Black Lives Matter protests.
It is not the first time Katie has been suspended from Twitter. In January her one million followers Twitter account was temporarily suspended in a report by The Mirror.
Katie Olivia Hopkins is an English media personality, columnist, social critic, and former businesswoman. She was a contestant on the third series of The Apprentice in 2007, and following further appearances in the media, she became a columnist for British national newspapers.