Say-anything provocateur Katie Hopkins has pulled a retweet of praise from a neo-Nazi Twitter account after prompting outrage.
The loudmouth columnist had been sharing a recording of her show on LBC in which a caller called Joseph told her she came across as racist.
It featured her telling him: “I genuinely believe ‘racist’ as a word has been used so much.
“I’m sorry for the word racist in a way. I love language.
“It’s become used so much, it’s like a regular word now, it’s lost all meaning to me.”
After the show ended she tweeted the clip, writing: “Call me racist. I don’t care. I will stand up for white women being raped because you’re scared to offend Muslims.”
She later retweeted a message praising her from an account called AntiJuden SS, which featured a Nazi swastika on its avatar.
The tweet read: “Now that is the way it should be told.”
Horrified followers slammed her on Twitter.
— Joanne Offord #MayMustGo (@JoanneOfford) January 2, 2017
Graham Crewe wrote: “You want to retweet from someone with THAT symbol as their avatar?!? #crazierthanithought”
And another wrote: “Joining hands with Nazis.
— Graham Crewe (@grahamcrewe71) January 2, 2017
“Probably the best way to ruin all your good work to date. Very disappointed.”
One fan told her: “Respected your point of view until that Nazi retweet.”
The presenter later deleted the retweet, saying: “To be fair, I didn’t look at the Twitter handle. I have pulled the retweet.”