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To: Freedom Leisure ( Stafford Gatehouse Theatre)
Stop Katie Hopkins From Coming To Stafford’s Gatehouse Theatre
Prevent Katie Hopkins From Coming To Stafford’s Gatehouse Theatre
Why is this important?
The people of Stafford have always come together through challenging times and have always supported those that Katie Hopkins mocks. We have made gigantic leaps in trying to eradicate bigotry and racism and she is voicing opinions that are dangerous, hateful and damaging to the advancement of acceptance. Katie Hopkins has never been a woman known for inciting peace but only hatred. She brings nothing to this town of any value and instead, by booking her, Freedom Leisure are telling our children that we give value (£) to her opinions.
We are disgusted that you thought that the people of Stafford would welcome this person. A person who is infamous for spewing bile and causing division. A person who is know for being bigoted and inciting racism. A person who in 2021 was voted the most hated woman in Britain after boasting about breaking lockdown rules. A person who was BANNED from Twitter for breaking their rules on HATEFUL CONTENT.
Just to be clear ( and incase you didn’t know) it is this:
Hateful conduct: You may not promote violence against or directly attack or threaten other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, caste, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or serious disease. We also do not allow accounts whose primary purpose is inciting harm towards others on the basis of these categories.
So, what has this far right extremist said?
Some examples and in no particular order:
Someone killed themselves in front of my train today! AGAIN! how many times do I have to tell you? Stop being selfish. I’m a busy woman.
Hopkins posted a series of insensitive tweets while watching a Channel 4's documentary which showed a nine-year-old girl being diagnosed with autism.
She wrote: "Honey can't complete the autism assessment as she is too busy being a complete t***. But the s*** mum assessment is complete #bornnaughty."
On depression she wrote: “UK has seen a 500% growth in anti-depressants since 1991. Like being bullied, being depressed is a fashionable thing to be… The ultimate passport to self-obsession.”
She has mocked the Black Lives Matter movement by tweeting: "Today is #whiteoutwednesday. I will shortly be posting a picture of my arse. Thank you."
Claimed that overweight people are lazy .
Said that: Meghan Markle will be preggers faster than an 11 year old in #Telford.
On Trump calling for a ban on Muslims entering the US,- "I think it wouldn't hurt for everybody to have a temporary ban while we work out what the hell is going on given that we have people blowing themselves up in suicide jackets,"
Has compared refugees to cockroaches then said "They might look a bit 'Bob Geldof's Ethiopia circa 1984', but they are built to survive a nuclear bomb.’
Suggested that Ed Miliband, (who has often spoken about his parents' flight from Nazi persecution, ) could "gas" his wife Justine.
following the Manchester bombings Katie tweeted that there should be a "final solution" - the language used by Hitler and the Nazi party towards the minority groups they targeted.
On Fox News she spoke out against the "silencing" of those with right-wing views who are "calling for action".
At a Ukip's party conference Hopkins said that the photograph of a drowned 3 year old Syrian boy lying on a beach (that sparked a wave of compassion across Europe ) was staged.
Provoked outrage by saying "Dementia sufferers should not be blocking beds. What is the point of life when you no longer know you are living it?,” "Bang me over the head."
She claimed that she wouldn't let her children play with lower class children that have names like Chardonnay. ( teaching her children to be judgemental 👏🏻👏🏻)
( when a Glaswegian Ebola patient was moved to a London hospital) she tweeted: "Sending us Ebola bombs in the form of sweaty Glaswegians just isn't cricket."
Of breastfeeding women: "I loathe all breastfeeders and the Mammary Mafia. And I can't stand this 'full-time Mummy thing' - you're just unemployed."
November 20, is the Transgender Day of Remembrance,- Katie Hopkins took to Twitter to write: “Today is #TransDayOfRemembrance
“Most people will be wearing red testicles. But I am wearing mine white as a symbol of cis-testicular peace. #RockOnCowboys”
Joined forces with leaders of the Birmingham school protests against LGBT education equality -taught as part of the equalities act, which includes lessons on protected characteristics such as disability, race, religion and sexual orientation.
Described LGBT education as “indoctrination
Mocked Marcus Rashford and his campaign to feed hungry school children.
Routinely attacked Muslims and Islam, calling for a burqa ban, goading Muslims with photos of ISIS-themed cakes during Ramadan, claiming people were more violent while fasting, labelled Islamic culture as “homophobic”, and described Muslim ‘no-go zones’ as being run by “Muslim mafia”.
‘Just been asked a question by a very fat child. Said I don’t answer fat children’
Should we go on…. This list is ENDLESS.
Katie Hopkins has many times stood accused of displaying views that have been described by critics as Islamophobic, racist, classist, and misogynistic.
STAFFORD does not want Katie Hopkins. unlike:
overweight and underweight people,
people of all religions,
people of all nationalities ,
All cultures and colour,
non binary and every one else on the gender and sexuality spectrum ,
Autistic children and adults,
those suffering with mental health issues,
and people with dementia WHO are ALL WELCOME.
KATIE HOPKINS is NOT and NEVER WILL BE, WELCOME HERE.
The people of Stafford INSIST Freedom Leisure cancel her show.
How it will be delivered
By delivering it to Freedom Leisure and Officials.