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Katie Hopkins: 'Pride in London should be ashamed'

2015-06-12
Katie Hopkins has criticised Pride in London's decision to remove UKIP's LGBT group from the parade lineup, saying the organisation has become "the very people [it] despised". The professional controversy-baiter made the comments in her latest column for The Sun, in which she joined figures such as London Mayor Boris Johnson in denouncing the removal of UKIP LGBT+ from the event, which is set to take later this month. katie hopkins Organisers had faced a considerable backlash from the public and LGBT community groups for allowing the party – which has been consistently embroiled in rows over members making homophobic and racist remarks – to participate in the event. The former Celebrity Big Brother contestant said that she 'didn't care' about who marched in the parade on June 27, explaining: "What I do care about is when a community that preaches inclusivity and tolerance is suddenly exceptionally intolerant of anyone with an opposing view.." She continued: "Those putting pressure on Pride in London to make this decision are exactly the type of people who make gross assumptions about me because I do not have the beauty pageant answer for everything. "No, I don't think the NHS should pay for IVF for gay couples. Yes, all diversity officers are lunatics." She added: "When a community doesn't allow alternative voices to be heard, it is no longer a community. It is a mob, where you must conform to be accepted. The mob is a monster, "Pride in London, you should be ashamed. You have become the very people you despised. "Your new slogan should be: Fit in or get out." UKIP LGBT+ previously expressed their disappointment over the decision, describing it as a “sad day for diversity and freedom” on the group’s official Facebook page. Meanwhile, Attitude's Ben Kelly recently argued that Katie Hopkins doesn't deserve to be called a gay icon - click here to read his column in full. More stories: Watch: First clip of 'Neighbours' gay stripper revealed Dave Franco’s hottest ever moments (NSFW)