Exeter columnist and radio show host Katie Hopkins has been reported to police after calling for a ‘final solution’ after the Manchester Arena terror attack.
The phrase ‘Final Solution’ was the one used by Hitler and the Nazis for their plan to exterminate the Jews. Hopkins’ tweet, which appeared to be aimed at This Morning host Philip Schofield, who started his broadcast career in Devon, read: “22 dead – number rising. Schofield. Don’t you even dare. Do not be part of the problem. We need a final solution. #Machester” [sic], reports The Mirror Online.”
Hopkins deleted the tweet and replaced it with a similar one – which she said she had done because of the misspelling of Manchester, which she thought was ‘disrectful’
The former Apprentice star, 42, who lives near Exeter and was raised in North Devon, then deleted the tweet and replaced it, saying: “22 dead – number rising. Schofield. Don’t you even dare. Do not be part of the problem. We need a true solution. #ManchesterArena”
A follower sent her a screenshot of the original tweet, asking why she’d changed her tweet to say “true solution” rather than “final”.
They said: “How come you changed this from “final solution” to “true solution”? Come on, stand by those nazi words.”