In attempting to permanently remove Katie Hopkins from their platform, Twitter have made the classic error of not putting a stake through her heart, or at the very least, using some extra-strong antibiotics. An exorcism, exposure to direct sunlight or an invitation to Ramadan – all of these techniques are proven methods for dispelling Hopkins.
If you fail to banish her properly, she will just pop up again in the form of herpes or as a Daily Mail columnist. Do not think for a second that she has gone, just because you have cast her into Mount Doom.
‘Bigot for hire’, Hopkin’s career was launched off the back of TV’s ‘The Apprentice’, where she became known as the show’s most accomplished racist; despite tough competition from Alan Sugar and Donald Trump. Primarily her violent utterings are directed at Muslim communities, with the threat of ethnic cleansing always just one tweet away. Not so much dog-whistle racism, as fog-horn fascism.
Hopkins has all the qualities of a cyborg from the future but with acid for blood; she cannot be destroyed by normal means and even likes the taste of garlic. One scientist explained: ‘The only thing known to kill Covid-19, is ten minutes with Katie Hopkins’.