Katie Hopkins will leave LBC with immediate effect, the radio station has announced.
The former Apprentice star and controversial commentator began presenting a Sunday morning talk show in April 2016 and has often sparked headlines with provocative statements.
In the aftermath of the Manchester terror attack she has provoked fresh outrage after saying that a “final solution” was needed – a term the Nazis used to describe the Holocaust.
LBC and Katie Hopkins have agreed that Katie will leave LBC effective immediately.— LBC (@LBC) May 26, 2017
In a now-deleted Tweet, the columnist wrote: “22 dead – number rising. Schofield. Don’t you even dare. Do not be part of the problem. We need a final solution. #Machester.”
Several other commentators called for a boycott of the radio station.
LBC depends on guests to function. Until they sack Katie Hopkins we should all boycott all interview requests. Enough is enough.— Owen Jones 🌹 (@OwenJones84) May 23, 2017
Her usual Sunday slot has been replaced by a silhouette with the title “Leading Britain’s Conversation”.
The radio station announced in a message online, “LBC and Katie Hopkins have agreed that Katie will leave LBC effective immediately”.
Columnist Owen Jones – one of the people calling for a “boycott” of LBC until they dropped Hopkins from its roster of presenters – responded to the announcement, saying, “We stood against hatred, and, this time, we won.”
We stood against hatred, and, this time, we won. ✊💪 https://t.co/KQUpDhUCCz— Owen Jones 🌹 (@OwenJones84) May 26, 2017