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Katie Hopkins is the UK equivalent of a female Tucker Carlson. She is known for getting punked by Youtubers Josh Pieters and Archie Manners who gave her the “C*NT of the Year Award.” Katie was recently booted out of Australia after traveling there to appear on Australia’s Big Brother VIP show. Katie thought it would be funny to harass the hotel staff where she was in a mandatory 14-day quarantine. Katie also thought that it would be cool to brag about flouting the Australian rules by posting on her Instagram (because she was banned from Twitter last year) that she planned to breach restrictions by opening her hotel door without a mask and naked when her food was delivered (like eww). The Australian government didn’t take these declarations lightly and sent Katie packing, from Sussex Street no less, back to the UK on their earliest flight Monday. Below are a few more details from USA Today:
Hopkins traveled to Australia to appear in a reality television program and was in a 14-day mandatory hotel quarantine in Sydney before filming was to start.
Her flight to Australia last week created outrage after the government halved the number of Australian citizens and permanent residents allowed to return home each week to 3,000 to try to reduce the risk of COVID-19 leaking from hotel quarantine. More than 34,000 Australians who want to come home remain stranded overseas.
Australia’s two largest cities, Sydney and Melbourne, are under lockdown to contain a coronavirus outbreak caused by the more contagious delta variant.
“It’s appalling that this individual behaved the way that she did and she will be leaving,” Andrews said.
“We will be getting her out of the country as soon as we can arrange that.”
Hopkins left on a commercial flight from Sydney’s airport early Monday afternoon, a government official said on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to make the information public.
“The fact that she was out there boasting about breaching quarantine was just appalling,” Andrews said. “It was a slap in the face for all those Australians who are currently in lockdown, and it’s just unacceptable behavior.”
Seven Network and Endemol Shine Australia, the production company behind the program “Big Brother VIP” in which Hopkins was to appear, said Sunday that her contract was canceled.
“Seven and Endemol Shine strongly condemn her irresponsible and reckless comments in hotel quarantine,” the companies said in a joint statement.
[From USA Today]
As I was reading this story on Twitter, I literally almost choked on my British Breakfast tea when I saw that the Australian government picked Katie up from Sussex Street. Katie has been one of the hacks heaping racist abuse on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex so the irony is not lost on me. I swear Harry and Meghan’s spiritual team and ancestors are all about that karma energy.
The fact that Katie thought that she wouldn’t suffer any consequences for her latest stunt is laughable. It seems that Katie also believed that Australia, which is in another lockdown due to an outbreak of the Delta variant, wouldn’t take her seriously and send her packing. A lot of these personalities who believe that their whiteness will protect them from the consequences of their actions are finding out real quick that the world is tired of their nonsense. I also love that Katie lost out on a pay day as her contract with Big Brother Australia got canceled. I am glad that Australia stood up to her. I look forward to the day when Katie and her ilk are not given a platform to spread their hate and stupidity.
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