Katie Hopkins accused of racism after posting offensive tweet about Netflix’s Dear White People
Katie Hopkins has disgusted Twitter users after sending out a tweet attacking the Black Lives Matter movement.
The controversial television personality and newspaper columnist has sparked extreme backlash on social media after supposedly tweeting about the show Dear White People.
Alongside an image of the Netflix series, Katie is thought to have wrote: “Dear Black People. If your lives matter why do you stab and shoot each other so much.”
The post was later deleted and, despite there being screenshots from a few people on Twitter, it has yet to be confirmed whether the post was actually sent by the 42-year-old herself.
— Trumpton (@Trump_ton) May 2, 2017
— Sunny Hundal (@sunny_hundal) May 2, 2017
— Bob (@KTHDeletedTweet) May 3, 2017
Netflix’s Dear White People follows American students at the predominantly white Ivy League college as a group of a black students navigate various forms of racial discrimination. The show was released onto the streaming site at the end of last month and has received a 100% Fresh score on Rotten Tomatoes.
A petition has now emerged to have Katie removed from LBC, the chat radio station where she has a weekly slot every Sunday. The petition has already received over 6,000 signatures and the page states: “LBC Radio is one of her current employer and gives her a weekly platform to spread hate. LBC’s silence is collusion with her racism. if they choose to give her a platform they choose to give racism a platform.”
Dear White People is now available to watch on Netflix.