Katie Hopkins on Coleen Nolan: ‘Gay rights are not the same as ISIS, love’
Controversial columnist Katie Hopkins has taken aim at Loose Women panellist Coleen Nolan over a widely condemned comparison between a “support gay marriage” cake and a “support ISIS” one.
Nolan made the comments while hosting the ITV programme on Tuesday, and was joined by Janet Street-Porter and Jamelia, as they discussed the ruling made in Belfast which found that Ashers Bakery unlawfully discriminated by refusing to make a pro-same-sex marriage cake.
She compared a “support gay marriage” cake to one supporting ISIS, the militant group which publicly executes gay people.
“What about if someone walked in and said I want a cake and I want the whole Islamic State [ISIS] on it, and how I support them killing our people,” she said.
Hopkins took to Twitter to say: “Sorry to see @NolanColeen being slated in the press *kills herself laughing at chubsters downfall’. Gay rights are not the same as ISIS love.”
Sorry to see @NolanColeen being slated in the press *kills herself laughing at chubsters downfall’. Gay rights are not the same as ISIS love
— Katie Hopkins (@KTHopkins) May 20, 2015
The pair clashed earlier this year after Hopkins appeared on Loose Women to talk about her appearance on Celebrity Big Brother and Nolan asked Hopkins whether she regretted her controversial comments.
She said: “I get insults every day – I accept what people throw at me.
“If you put yourself out there on TV you have to expect people won’t like you.”
ITV faces calls from viewers to sack Nolan, or for her to issue an apology, however the broadcaster has declined to comment on the issue.
Back in 2007, Nolan caused controversy when she said “there is only so much I want to accept”, and that gay couples should not be allowed to adopt.