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to point out that Katie Hopkins and the Daily Mail have been forced to apologise and pay compensation

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OlennasWimple Mon 19-Dec-16 14:26:37

They seem to be keeping it a bit quiet...

Fuller report here (not a DM link)

Ha! Serves them right, and it's about time they were called to account for the hateful bile they pour out (particularly regarding Muslims)

mudandmayhem01 Mon 19-Dec-16 14:31:56

I saw it retweeted on my twitter feed ( I obviously don't follow the hateful woman) she released it at 2.00 am. I cant imagine it was on the front of the mail either. Surely even Hopkins won't enjoy this sort of publicity?

GraceGrape Mon 19-Dec-16 14:33:35

Good on the family for standing up to them.

RufusTheSpartacusReindeer Mon 19-Dec-16 14:33:52

Good

Serves them bloody well right

Apologies should have to go on the front page...

Indrid Mon 19-Dec-16 14:37:11

That's awsome. Now she should be punished for her disablist diatribe. The UN have found the the UK are the first ever country to violate the convention on the rights of people with disabilities, in part due to media scapegoating us. Kh is definitely part of that.

thetemptationofchocolate Mon 19-Dec-16 14:38:09

There was a petition which I signed recently, which was campaigning for a rule stating that a newspaper apology had to be the same size and given the same prominence in the paper as the original insult.

I'm glad they have had to pay up, this is great news smile

Leanback Mon 19-Dec-16 14:39:51

She was on the BBC radio 2 this morning and I had to turn it off.

I wish we as a nation could go NC or LTB.

Awwlookatmybabyspider Mon 19-Dec-16 14:42:23

Fantastic. About bloody time they were made accountable for their big mouths.

FatherJemimaRacktool Mon 19-Dec-16 14:56:36

Apparently it's her most-retweeted tweet ever: www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/katie-hopkins-apologises_uk_5857b020e4b0e9baa877e873?utm_hp_ref=uk

lovelearning Mon 19-Dec-16 15:01:55

Apologies should have to go on the front page

+RufusTheSpartacusReindeer

MrsTerryPratchett Mon 19-Dec-16 15:04:03

Apologies should be the size and font and position of the original story. And in Katie's case, also wallpapered to her house.

Bestthingever Mon 19-Dec-16 15:06:11

I agree the apology should be as prominent as the offending article. It was a disgusting thing to write.

BakeOffBiscuits Mon 19-Dec-16 15:07:42

Thanks for posting this OP. It bloody we should be on the front page of the paper and prominent on their website.

I bet it's nowhere to be seenangry

Those poor men must have gone through hell.

OlennasWimple Mon 19-Dec-16 15:08:21

I completely agree - it's appalling that an apology can be hidden away on page 17 in tiny print and that's deemed acceptable angry

I hope they're taking the fine out of her wages.

EverySongbirdSays Mon 19-Dec-16 15:09:31

She should be sued constantly until the amount she costs the paper is no longer worth her salary.

RoseGoldHippie Mon 19-Dec-16 15:10:43

That woman has no internal filter. Just because you think something, does not mean you have to say it out loud Katie!

Whatsername17 Mon 19-Dec-16 15:13:34

Agree with pp that the apology should be front page. That woman is an embarrassment.

Aoibhe Mon 19-Dec-16 15:13:52

I've always wondered if she truly believes what she says, or if she's just a hired troll?

Either way, I wish she would disappear now.

I found her mildly amusing in the beginning, but she's just vile now. I'm delighted to read this, and would never have known, so thank you OP

Twogoats Mon 19-Dec-16 15:13:58

In a few weeks, jack Monroe is taking her to court too!

Good luck Jack! Rinse her dry! smile

MyWineTime Mon 19-Dec-16 15:15:23

I wouldn't want a fake apology - she doesn't mean a word of it. I would want a retraction. I would want to see in print - "I was completely wrong, I made lots of groundless assumptions and made statements with absolutely not a shred of evidence. I made things up in order to promote my column."
But there again I would want that to be followed with a letter of resignation from the media and to hear that she was last seen crawling back under a stone.

dingdongthewitchishere Mon 19-Dec-16 15:16:24

It's hardly hidden though:

www.dailymail.co.uk/home/article-4046558/The-Mahmood-family-apology.html

mudandmayhem01 Mon 19-Dec-16 15:17:00

Unfortunately Rose I think she knows exactly what she is doing. She is now a very rich woman and I am sure this fine won't come out of her pocket or lose her her job. There will probably lots of idiots who still support her and will go free speech innit and political correctness gone mad. Being hateful is her job.

PausingFlatly Mon 19-Dec-16 15:21:13

Katie Hopkins ✔@KTHopkins
The Mahmood family – an apology www.dailymail.co.uk/home/article-4046558/The-Mahmood-family-apology.html

So the weaselly little shit didn't actually say "I'm sorry" - or anything much at all. Just linked to the Daily Mail.

'Cos she's so brave and straight-talking, obvs.

Arlowthegooddinosaur Mon 19-Dec-16 15:22:39

she is a vile awful woman, I thoroughly despise her for her awful views and smug face.

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