Katie Hopkins has sparked controversy by saying police officer Darren Wilson should ‘get a medal’ for shooting unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, who she called ‘a thief and a thug.’
She took to Twitter to give her two cents on the Ferguson case after a grand jury decided not to indict officer Wilson over the killing.
The reactions to Ms Hopkins’ comments, posted to her 263,000 followers yesterday, did not take long.
‘Brown was not shot for being black. Brown was shot for being a thief and a thug. Give the officer a medal. Justice with knobs on,’ Hopkins wrote.
In response, several Twitter users accused Ms Hopkins of ‘attention seeking’, ‘antagonizing’, and trying too hard’.
Ms Hopkins, whose post has been favourited 306 times and had 264 retweets so far, is not the first person to tweet her opinion on the controversial case.
When the decision was announced on Monday, 3.5million tweets were posted about the ruling using #Ferguson in just a few hours.
When St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCullough announced the grand jury’s conclusion that ‘no probable cause exists’ to indict Officer Darren Wilson at 8.30pm CT, around 52,200 tweets per minute were posted.
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