Katie Hopkins’ Euthanasia Comments Attack The Elderly, Cause Outrage

Katie Hopkins wants euthanasia vans. Yes, the British TV personality made some new controversial comments, and this time she has attacked the elderly in Great Britain. Her comments are making headlines today. The television personality spoke about the elderly and the fact that there are too many old people in England during an interview with Radio Times Magazine, according to The Guardian.

What did Hopkins suggest as a solution to the problem? She called for euthanasia vans in the interview. She said that, “We just have far too many old people. It’s ridiculous to be living in a country where we can put dogs to sleep but not people.”

When the interviewer, Michael Buerk, asked her what she thought would fix the issue, she continued with her euthanasia comments.

“Easy. Euthanasia vans – just like ice-cream vans – that would come to your home. It would all be perfectly charming. They might even have a nice little tune they’d play. I mean this genuinely. I’m super-keen on euthanasia vans. We need to accept that just because medical advances mean we can live longer, it’s not necessarily the right thing to do.”

Hopkins is getting ready to share even more of her opinions on television. TLC UK will premiere her new panel show, If Katie Hopkins Ruled the World, next week, and Digital Spy shared a new promo for the series on Tuesday. The short clip shows a silent Katie Hopkins, but it warns that she will not be silent for long.

With Hopkins out promoting her new series, she has conducted several interviews. Her comments about euthanasia vans are not the only comments made by the television personality lately. She has also taken on Vloggers and bullying, according to Yahoo! Celebrity. Her comments, which attacked Zoella and other Vloggers, appeared in an interview with Now Magazine.

“I’ve heard stories where it’s been so hideous for people that they haven’t been able to think of any other option that suicide. That’s when the word should be used, not with all these YouTube vloggers who were once called a tw*t at some point in their life and now say they’re victims of bullying so that they can resonate with every other teenager in the land. They need to get over themselves.”

She then focused her comments on Zoella personally, and she was not at all nice when she shared her thoughts. She said that, “Zoella is the sh*ttiest of the lot. So Zoella, this whole Girl Online thing. Now you’ve quit the internet – do you think your ghost writer should re-work the title? Zoella has quit the internet in the same way Collins gave up reality TV. Just for the drama. Only for about a day.”

Katie Hopkins is known for making outrageous comments. Her career has been built on offending people with the things she has to say about the world. She also spoke about her outspoken nature and her rise to fame after The Apprentice in 2007 in the Radio Times Magazine interview.

“I thought I was doing well. People would see this fairly smart girl, quite tough, didn’t cry, didn’t take any crap. I thought everybody else was doing that honest bit. But it was just me. And then, six months later, this show, this monster, came on air and the stuff really hit the fan. This character, me, this evil, white witch person, this vicious cow with her killer one-liners became the thing.”

Katie Hopkin’s Twitter is filled with her one-liners, but it was hacked earlier this summer, according to a previous Inquisitr report. The hackers claimed to have a sex tape featuring Hopkins, but that was not the case.

However, not all is well in the life of Katie Hopkins currently. According to the Huffington Post, the television post revealed her struggle with epilepsy in a recent interview. In fact, she plans to have brain surgery to help stop the seizures that plague her life.

“Later in this year at some point I’ll probably have open-brain surgery to help with my epilepsy. It’s nocturnal so I only suffer at nights, in case people are wondering why I’m not fitting all over the place. During the surgery I have to talk and move my left hand and left leg while they’re operating – because where they go in [to the brain] is near those things. So that’s a fear, but it’s only a physical fear, so I need to man up a bit.”

As for Hopkin’s comments about the elderly, people are riled up on social media. Some have shared their opinions about her call for euthanasia fans.

What do you think of Katie Hopkins’ most recent comments? Do you think she has gone too far?

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