Katie Hopkins blames Black people for racial stereotypes

Simon Murdoch - 15 01 18

Hopkins, who left the Mail Online in November 2017 and recently joined the far-right Canadian alternative media organisation, Rebel Media, tweeted the following on Saturday morning:

Hopkins’ tweet was in response to the actions of activists across the province of Gauteng, South Africa at branches of the clothing chain H&M. The protests were in response to an advertisement by the company which showed a black child wearing a hoody with the phrase “coolest monkey in the jungle” written on the front. Regarding outrage over the advertisement, H&M South Africa have stated: “Our position is simple, we have got this wrong and we are deeply sorry”.

That Hopkins would lean on the very same racist stereotypes and imply that the actions of the protesters at the stores – which video footage and photos shows were black – were fulfilling these should come as no surprise. Hopkins has made similar racist remarks in the past, attracting attention last year, for example, after tweeting: “Dear black people. If your lives matter why do you stab and shoot each other so much”.

Indeed, Hopkins even launched her new “HopkinsWorld” site affiliated to Rebel Media with an article declaring “Politicians Say Race and Colour Don’t Matter in 2018. I Think They Are Wrong. I Have Never Felt So White, And Outnumbered”.


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