Katie Hopkins “sacked” from LBC and staff “applaud and cheer”

The controversial broadcaster has offended thousands of people after cruel comment

Katie Hopkins has reportedly been fired from her job at LBC radio station after she made a controversial remark on the Manchester bombing.

The 42-year-old called for a “final solution” after the Manchester Arena terrorist attack this week, and was subsequently asked to leave her job with immediate effect.

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According to BBC’s media editor Amol Rajan, there were “massive cheers and applause” from her colleagues in the newsroom.

LBC confirmed the news and tweeted: “LBC and Katie Hopkins have agreed that Katie will leave LBC effective immediately.”

Her two-hour programme was aired every Sunday morning and saw her make some very controversial remarks on the week’s news.

On Tuesday 23 May hundreds of complaints were made after she tweeted: “22 dead- number rising. Schofield. Don’t you even dare. Do not be part of the problem. We need a final solution. #Machester [sic]”.

Shortly after, she edited the tweet and wrote: “typo / wording amended”, and then deleted it completely.

Some reported her to the Metropolitan police, while Twitter was inundated with complaints calling her statement “abusive” and “harmful”.

A Met spokesman on Tuesday said: “We can confirm that a complaint has been received. As is routine, the allegation will be reviewed and assessed by specialist officers.”

After Katie made the comments, LBC radio presenter James O’Brien described the “shame” he felt about sharing the platform with her.

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He described Katie as a “monstrous self-publicist who employs the most vile of thoughts and language in a desperate attempt to stay relevant and get noticed”.

The mother-of-three is currently employed by MailOnline as a columnist and is known for being outspoken on topics such as obesity, Islam and children’s names.

Katie, who has been married to partner Mark Cross since 2010, had appeared on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! and Celebrity Big Brother.

She is yet to comment on the news.

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