The right-wing British presenter and commentator Katie Hopkins has been ordered to leave Australia! The star was seen in Australia bragging about ignoring the hotel quarantine rules and regulations. Now, she faces deportation back to her home.
Ms Hopkins is a popular figure who is used to getting in trouble for using racist remarks on her shows.
Why Was She In Australia?
She had arrived in Australia because she was set to take part in the famous reality television show Big Brother Australia.
On Friday Katie posted a video while she was in her hotel room in Sydney.
In the video, Katie is seen making jokes about exposing the hospitality employees to COVID risk.
The comments by Katie Hopkins have fetched widespread anger of the public.
What Did She Say?
In the video, Ms Hopkins said she planned to “lie in wait” for workers to deliver food to her room so she could open the door “naked with no face mask”.
Karie also labeled lockdowns “the greatest deception in human history”.
Australia’s two largest cities, Sydney and Melbourne, have both been closed following the discovery of local cases of Covid-19.
The post remains deleted from her Instagram handle.
Australian Government’s Action
On Monday, the Australian government confirmed that it had revoked the visa of Katie, after the TV program also fired her.
Police say that they fined her A $ 1,000 (£ 537; US $ 737) for not wearing a face mask, and was flown to the airport for repatriation to the UK.
Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews called Ms Hopkins’ comments “appalling” and a “slap in the face” for Australians in lockdown.
“Personally, I’m very happy she’ll be leaving,” she told ABC.
Ms Hopkins did not comment on her deportation, but on Sunday said she was “joking” in the video.
The controversial commentator faced a banned from social platform Twitter last year for violating its policy on hate speech.
Ms Hopkins, a favorite of former US President Donald Trump, called immigrants “cockroaches” and described the religion of Islam as “repugnant”.
Ms Andrews said the decision to allow Ms Hopkins to enter the country was taken by the New South Wales national government “on the basis of potential economic benefits”.
But opponents accused the national government of “allowing a far-right troll into Australia”. Ms Hopkins was also detained in South Africa in 2018 for spreading racial hate.
“The decision… is particularly painful for the 35,000 Australians who remain stranded overseas,” said Labor MP Andrew Giles.