Katie Hopkins has once again caused outrage and faces a furious backlash after comparing migrants to “cockroaches”.
The controversial star insisted she “doesn’t care if migrants die while trying to leave their countries by boat” and added that even if she was shown “coffins and bodies floating in water” she would not be moved.
She continued: “Make no mistake, these migrants are cockroaches. They might look a bit like ‘Bob Geldof’s Ethiopia circa 1984’ but they are built to survive a nuclear bomb.
“Once gunships have driven them back to their shores, boats need to be confiscated and burned on a huge bonfire.”
The comments were made in her latest column for The Sun following harrowing reports over the last couple of days of migrant deaths at sea, and Twitter has reacted angrily.
One user tweeted: “Name me a more vile organism than Katie Hopkins? Fighting fire with fire but those “cockroaches” are more humane than she will ever be”
Another added: “Just read that article in the sun about Katie Hopkins and what she said about immigrants, she makes my blood boil.”
The former Celebrity Big Brother housemate appeared to be winning the public over after how she presented herself on the show, but it doesn’t seem to have been long-lasting.
On follower wrote: “Was starting to rate katie hopkins quite a bit but her article about the migrants on that boat is horrific – crossed the line tremendously (sic)”
Little Britain star Matt Lucas wrote: “Having read her latest article, it’s hard to think of anything left for Katie Hopkins to do now, other than to just kill some people.”
When someone tweeted Lucas saying Katie merely says what others think, he hit back: “She f**king doesn’t”.
While Piers Morgan tweeted: “On balance, I’d prefer to turn a gunship on @KTHopkins.”