UN slams Katie Hopkins for vicious slur on migrants
Controversial newspaper columnist Katie Hopkins has been blasted by the UN's High Commissioner for Human Rights after she likened migrants to cockroaches.
Jordanian Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said the reality television star had used language in her Sun column similar to that used by newspapers and radio stations in Rwanda before the 1994 genocide that led to hundreds of thousands of people being slaughtered.
He urged authorities in the UK to use the law to clamp down on "vicious verbal assault on migrants and asylum seekers in the UK tabloid Press", adding: "The Nazi media described people their masters wanted to eliminate as rats and cockroaches.
"This type of language is unacceptable, especially in a national newspaper."
Hopkins wrote in The Sun last week that the UK should use gunships to send migrant boats home, adding: "Make no mistake, these migrants are like cockroaches. They are built to survive a nuclear bomb."