Controversial British pundit Katie Hopkins has once again raised hackles, this time with an apparently Holocaust-themed tweet aimed at Ed Miliband's wife Justine.
Last week, Hopkins tweeted that she would leave U.K. if Labour wins the general election in May. On Friday she continued her anti-Miliband tweeting, with: “Pollsters say Justine is the least popular of party wives. He might stick her head in the oven and turn on the gas.”
Ed Miliband is Jewish, and his parents were refugees to Britain from the Holocaust. His wife, Justine, is not Jewish.
Tweeps responded angrily to Hopkin's tweet, with some branding it anti-Semitic. "Sun columnist tells Holcaust family member to gas his wife. Either very stupid or extremely offensive. Care to tell us which?," said one. "Pity we are not in Germany. You would be in prison for hate crime and ridiculing the Holocaust," said another.
Pollsters say Justine is the least popular of party wives. He might stick her head in the oven and turn on the gas http://t.co/Xoaof3Gd6X
Piers Morgan, the U.S. editor-at-large for the Mail Online, pointed out that MIliband is Jewish.
Miliband's Jewish. > RT @KTHopkins: ..Justine is least popular of party wives. He might stick her head in the oven and turn on the gas
Responding later, Hopkins tweeted, "Look peeps, Jews and Gays love me. Get over it. The Scots and Palestinians aren't so keen. I give you that."
Meanwhile the former Celebrity Big Brother contestant, who is no stranger to fighting it out on Twitter, has had another run-in on the social network. Labour MP Simon Danczuk has reported her to the police, accusing her of behaving in a "dangerously provocative way" with tweets in which she associated the Pakistani flag with grooming of young girls for sexual abuse in the city of Rochdale, which was recently rocked by a sex abuse scandal.