Katie Hopkins: Listen to caller taking Sun columnist to task over migrant 'cockroaches' comments
Many who read Katie Hopkins’ Sun column, in which she described migrants as “cockroaches” and suggested we turn “gunships” on boats full of refugees fleeing humanitarian disasters to stop them landing in the UK, were left outraged by her comments.
So much so, a petition calling for her sacking from the tabloid is gathering pace at a rate almost as alarming as the topic of her piece itself, potentially on course to knock the Bring Back Jeremy Clarkson campaign off of Change.org’s fastest growing No.1 spot.
Radio station LBC thought they’d cash in on the troll-for-hire’s publicity-courting racism by organising a special slot for her to debate the “refugee crisis”, just as news of a major rescue operation to save the lives of 700 people on a capsized ship in the Mediterranean.
And, much to their delight, her remarks were predictably as inflammatory as her column had been. The best way to solve the problem? Burn all the boats in north Africa “in a huge bonfire”.
The majority of the callers put through to Hopkins seemed to be admirers of her work. Those that weren’t were quickly cut off, or rushed into an ad break.
But one, Ronkey from Greenwich, managed not only to remain on air, but also left Hopkins so desperate for an argument, she resorted to the juvenile “you’re boring me now” and “go and read your Guardian newspaper”.
Hear Hopkins be well and truly taken to task over those The Sun column claims in the audio clip above.