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Queen of right-wing hate speech tricked into flying to Prague to accept a humiliating award

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Katie Hopkins is a former UK reality TV show star who later became a right-wing columnist. She has compared refugees to "cockroaches" and said that gunships should be used to keep immigrants from crossing the Mediterranean to reach western Europe.


She wrongly accused a Muslim family of being part of Al-Qaeda and called for a "final solution" after the Manchester bombing.

The final solution was a Nazi plan for the genocide of Jews during World War II.

Of course, Donald Trump praised her for writing about the UK's "Muslim problems."

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She has since brought her brand of right-wing hate to Fox News where she is a pro-Trump contributor.

YouTuber Josh Pieters and magician Archie Manners set up an elaborate prank to embarrass Hopkins by flying her to Prague, Czech Republic, to receive an award from a fake organization, the Capetown Collective for the Freedom of Speech.

There, she was presented with the fictional "Campaign to Unify the Nation Trophy", which spells out a word that is a sexist slur in America, but in the UK, is a casual expletive used to refer to anyone pejoratively.


If you're not familiar with Katie Hopkins, you might start to almost feel bad for her at some point – but then you hear her vile acceptance speech. See how the the diabolical prank went down below.


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