Katie Hopkins has reportedly been deported from Australia after making ‘jokes’ about breaching the country’s quarantine rules.
In a now-deleted Instagram video, the 46-year-old jokingly said she would ‘frighten’ frontline workers at her hotel in Sydney by opening her room door ‘naked with no face mask’.
She then went on to describe the Covid-19 lockdowns as the ‘greatest hoax in human history’.
According to The Guardian, Hopkins’ visa has now been cancelled and she’s been sacked from her appearance in Big Brother Australia.
She’s expected to fly out of Sydney midday on July 19.
Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews described Hopkins’ attitude as ‘shameful,’ after hearing the ex-Apprentice star’s comments.
She told ABC News: “We will be getting her out of the country as soon as we can possible arrange that. Personally, I’m very pleased she’ll be leaving.”
Andrews added that the Australian Border Force had ‘acted quickly’ on having Hopkins’ visa cancelled.
Hopkins was granted access to the country as her visit was deemed ‘support of a state government,’ as she was set to appear on Big Brother, which would be classed as ‘economic benefit’.
So Andrew Giles, Labour’s acting Home Affairs officer, argued that the Minister was avoiding her share of the responsibility in why the TV personality had been granted access to Australia in the first place.
He stated: “Actually, Katie Hopkins came to Australia because you enabled it, Minister Andrews. You made the decisions, no doubt knowing of her awful record. No one else, you. For once, front up and take responsibility. Don’t try to hide behind a business or a state government.”
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