Nobody likes Katie Hopkins, so it’s absolutely awesome that some students from Brunel University decided to show her exactly what they thought of her to her face.
Hopkins was due to appear in a debate discussing the question ‘does the Welfare State have a place in 2015?’ as part of the University’s 50th anniversary celebrations. However, despite the event being sold out well in advance, many students rose from their seats and turned their backs to Hopkins as she began to speak.
Following on from that, as many as 50 students left the auditorium as well. Absolutely beautiful.
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The outrage against Hopkins speaking at the university had been present ever since the event was first booked, with the head of the student union Ali Milani offering the following comment:
The inclusion of Ms Hopkins has been met with widespread outcry from the student body and the Students’ Union.
She is the physical manifestation of online trolls and has no valuable intellectual insight to add to the debate.
It is important to note that the conversation at no point has been about banning Ms Hopkins from speaking on campus, or denying her right to speak.
It is instead about saying it is distasteful and incongruous for our University, as part of a 50th celebration event, to provide a platform to someone who adds nothing to the intellectual or academic discourse; and an individual who publicly utters such overtly bigoted views.
Not sure about the second part of that – it seems a bit too nice to her really doesn’t it? – but I suppose people have to stick up for the right to free speech don’t they? Still, it looks like the student body got their own back by throughly embarrassing her during this. Nice one.
If you need any reminders about why Katie Hopkins is such an awful person, then check this out.