Right-wing grifter Katie Hopkins being deported ‘as soon as possible’


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Conservative British commentator Katie Hopkins will be deported after bragging about flouting COVID safety rules in hotel quarantine in Sydney got her sacked from Channel Seven’s Big Brother.

The network flew Hopkins and Caitlyn Jenner into Australia this week to appear on their reality program Big Brother VIP.

But on Sunday she was dumped from the show for acting a fool in Sydney’s hotel quarantine.

Seven and production company Endemol Shine confirmed in a statement that Katie Hopkins “is not part of Big Brother VIP.”

Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews confirmed on Monday that the government had ripped up Hopkins’ visa.

“I think her behaviour is absolutely appalling,” Andrews told Channel Nine’s Today.

“I am very happy that this individual is going to be out of this country as soon as possible.”

In a now-removed Instagram video, Hopkins said she was taunting the hotel guards by answering her door naked without a mask.

“The police officer who checked me in told me when they knock on my door I have to wait 30 seconds ’til I can open the door [to collect food],” she said.

“Then I can open the door but only if I wear a face mask.

“What I want is the sergeant in the foyer to come up and tell me off so that I can stand there naked while he tells me off.”

Katie Hopkins also described lockdowns as the “biggest hoax”.

Katie Hopkins got a ‘critical skills’ visa

Deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce joined calls for Hopkins’ deportation on Sunday.

“I‘m the one who wanted to send home Johnny Depp’s dogs home so I have no problem sending home someone who wants to flout our laws.

“If you want to do that, pack your bongo and get out of country!”

Last year Katie Hopkins had her Twitter account with 1.1 million followers permanently suspended. Twitter said she violated the platform’s “hateful conduct” policy.

Yet she was granted a “critical skills” visa to enter Australia for Big Brother.

The move prompted fury as thousands of Australians remain stranded overseas.

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1 Comment

  1. Peter Turner
    23 July 2021
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    The NSW Government sponsored visas for Hopkins and Jenner at a time when many thousands of Aussies stranded overseas can only dream of returning home. How else did they expect this saga to end? All of this on top of Margaret Court being granted an exemption to go to Wimbledon when the same exemption was NOT given to Ash Barty’s parents. Bring on the election is all I can say!!!

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