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To: RTE and Renault Ireland

No platform for racist bigots like Katie Hopkins on our national broadcaster RTE

No platform for racist bigots like Katie Hopkins on our national broadcaster RTE

Cancel Katie Hopkins appearance on the Late Late Show

Why is this important?

It is us, the public, who fund RTE.

We do not want our money spent giving a platform to the racist and bigoted Katie Hopkins on the Late Late Show.

Hopkins has compared refugees fleeing for their lives to 'cockroaches'. She has said she would use gunships to stop migrants.

She is a 'professional troll' and we believe her appearance on RTE is a disgusting attempt by our national broadcaster to drive up viewer numbers with cheap attacks on individuals who have no public voice. Hopkins is not representative of any group and has no right to be given a platform in this manner.

We are calling on all Irish people with a sense of social justice to boycott the Late Late Show and sponsors unless RTE withdraw their invite to Hopkins.

Some horrible comments made by Hopkins include:

"Show me pictures of coffins, show me bodies floating in water, play violins and show me skinny people looking sad. I still don't care.”

"Would I employ you if you were obese? No I would not."

"Suicidal prisoners should just kill themselves".

According to RTE’s guiding principles outlined in RTE’s Public Service Statement, RTE must maintain the highest standards of quality and also ensure to uphold the democratic values enshrined in our Constitution in fulfilling its public service objectives.

Katie Hopkins has made numerous inflammatory and deeply offensive remarks in relation to a range of minority groups including refugees, Gypsies and Travellers, the disabled and those from lower socio-economic backgrounds.

Her appearance has the potential to incite racial hatred in Ireland. We want her removed from the schedule of the Late Late Show and we commit to boycotting the show and the sponsors if she is not cancelled immediately.

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Reasons for signing

  • how many Irish Emigrants have been treated with verbal abuse and Insulted by the english dont allow the hatred on the late late
  • As an Irishman who has been at the recieving end of British Racisim I so not want british racist indoctrination of Irish on Publick television TAL
  • RTE should be ashamed for helping to spread racism and hate for the sake of viewing numbers, heedless of the damage it causes to give a platform to fascism and hate speech.

Updates

2018-05-27 14:39:00 +0100

100 signatures reached

2016-11-11 16:54:30 +0000

50 signatures reached

2016-11-11 14:03:43 +0000

25 signatures reached

2016-11-11 13:43:24 +0000

10 signatures reached