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"Cannot silence the truth": Katie Hopkins fires one last parting shot

"Cannot silence the truth": Katie Hopkins fires one last parting shot

British media personality Katie Hopkins has spoken out about being deported from Australia after boasting she was breaking quarantine rules on Instagram.

Hopkins took to Instagram with a selfie writing, “See you in the morning, my lovelies. You may “deport” the Hopkins. But you cannot silence the truth. We will fight to TAKE BACK our freedoms.”

However, this selfie appears to have been deleted at the time of writing and replaced with a different picture that describes how to survive a "media sh*tstorm".

It has rules, which include “Don’t read stuff about yourself. That’s just weird. You were there, you know what went down. It is unlikely the word ‘flouting’ was involved.”

Her visa was cancelled on Monday after she was fined $1,000 by NSW Police for failing to wear a mask on Sunday as she was "taunting" hotel guards by answering her hotel door naked without a face mask.

“NSW Police assisted Australian Border Force with the transfer of the woman to Sydney International Airport this afternoon (Monday 19 July 2021), following the cancellation of her visa, departing to the United Kingdom,” a statement said.

Hopkins arrived in the country on a "critical skills" visa, which has angered many with loved ones who are stranded overseas and unable to get back into Australia.

Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews released a statement about Hopkins statements, where she likened COVID-19 to the flu and compared migrants to cockroaches.

“It is despicable that anyone would behave in such a way that puts our health officials and community at risk,” Andrews said.

“The Morrison Government will always act swiftly to protect the health and safety of the Australian community.

“All visa holders must abide by the health directions issued by our health officials – we won’t tolerate those who don’t. There’s no place in Australia for visa holders who would deliberately endanger others.

“Entry to Australia brings responsibilities and the community rightly expects better. Those who don’t live up to the standards can expect to have their visas cancelled and to be removed.”

Surprisingly, the video that caused Hopkins to be removed from Australia is still up on Instagram.

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