Katie Hopkins joins far-right website that argued gay people persecute Christians
Katie Hopkins has joined far-right online publication Rebel Media.
The anti-immigration commentator was fired from her post with Mail Online, sister publication to the Daily Mail, late last year.
It came after she had been fired from The Sun newspaper and LBC radio.
Hopkins will write a column for the Canadian website, along with “investigative reporting” and some video commentary.
Among her colleagues is former English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson, who is well-known in the UK as a far-right preacher and anti-Islam activist.
Rebel Media writes frequently about LGBT issues, often to question the motives of LGBT activists and activism.
It recently published an article claiming Australians are using gay rights to persecute Christians following its vote to legalise same-sex marriage.
The former Big Brother contestant said the aim of Hopkins World is to “tell the stories not being told”.
Some have suggested the stories are not being told elsewhere because they are not true.
In 2017 Hopkins accused teacher Jackie Teale of taking her class to a Donald Trump protest in Westminster; something that Mail Online later had to apologise for and pay damages.
“We apologise to Ms Teale for this error and have agreed to pay Ms Teale substantial damages and legal costs,” Mail Online said.
Hopkins said in her first Rebel Media column: “When so many platforms are under the control of the Saudis, tied to fickle commercial advertisers or beholden to special interests and religious lobbyists, it is a real thrill to find a place for us to speak without censorship.
“If you hear yourself saying: ‘I’m not supposed to say this, but …’ then I am here to reassure you that you are. Your views matter. You matter.
“With this platform provided by Rebel Media, and the kind support of my sponsors, subscribers, and adversaries, we will be heard.”
The commentator has caused a string of controversies in the past, including calling for a “final solution” in the wake of the Manchester terrorist attack.
She was fired from her weekend radio show on LBC last May following the widely criticised comments.
She later deleted the reference, which echoed the Nazi term for the holocaust, changing it to “true solution” after public outcry.
Hopkins also lost a libel case to food writer Jack Monroe earlier this year.
Monroe won the libel proceedings after Hopkins tweeted untrue claims about the vandalism of a war memorial.
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Rather than apologising, Hopkins deleted her original tweet and admitted that she had meant to tweet writer Laurie Penny, who had written about the incident at the time.
Hopkins had sought permission to appeal over the damages awarded, but Mr Justice Warby rejected her bid.
She was ordered to pay £24,000 in damages, but the legal bill for the case could mount into hundreds of thousands of pounds.
She also caused the Mail Online to pay £150,000 after she falsely accused a Muslim family of being extremists after they were refused entry to the US for a Disneyland trip.