The controversial media personality’s trip to South Africa is just going from bad to worse, and after having to receive medical treatment in the streets after taking ketamine, she has now been detained in South Africa after authorities seized her passport.
You know, sometimes you just have to consider the fact that it’s not everybody else that is the problem…
The reason this time that she’s in hot water – and why she had her passport confiscated and is now being detained in South Africa – is due to the fact that she is being accused by the country’s authorities of “spreading racial hatred”.
The media pundit – who is about as popular as a plate of beef at a vegan buffet – has already had quite the dramatic week after collapsing in the street following a dose of ketamine for an agonising dislocated shoulder.
And now she has revealed that she has been temporarily banned from getting her flight home.
In a short video filmed in the airport, Katie told her followers: “At passport control, I’ve been through security and I’ve been detained, my passport has been marked for spreading racial hatred here in South Africa.
“I’m not sure what’s going to happen, they’ve taken my passport away from me but it doesn’t look like a this present time I’ll be allowed to board my flight and leave the country.”
The former Celebrity Big Brother star was clearly unhappy at the situation, and couldn’t resist the opportunity to send another shot across the port bow, as she tweeted: “Detained at passport control on the orders of the MYANC.
“Amazing security co-ordination from a country where police do not respond to white farm murders because they are ‘on lunch break’.”
Hopkins stirred up even more controversy when she pleaded with fans to support her “independent journalism” as she asked for donations to be put towards a documentary that she is currently making regarding what she has called “military-style” attacks on the country’s white farmers.
She was also stopped when she tried to enter South Africa and had her passport confiscated at Johannesburg airport, but was eventually given leave to enter.
It didn’t take the controversial mum of three too long to hit the headlines once again though – as she collapsed in the street over the weekend and revealed she had taken ketamine, leading many to wonder why she had used the horse tranquilising drug in the first place.
But she later explained that the drug had been administered by paramedics after she dislocated her shoulder, which she explained as being a ‘legacy’ of the epilepsy that plagued her for 20 years before a 12-hour brain operation in 2016 appeared to cure her.
According to the NHS website, ketamine is a powerful anaesthetic used both in humans and animals.
She was also forced to defend herself against a onslaught of Twitter backlash following treatment in the street after she took ketamine and collapsed.
Katie Hopkins, who has previously criticised foreign people and said that they abuse the NHS, hit back at her critics and said that she “paid in full” for the medical treatment that she received when she collapsed with a dislocated shoulder.
She posted a picture on her Twitter feed on Sunday which showed her receiving treatment while lying down on the floor, and she later explained that her collapse was due to the ketamine she had taken as medication.
As waves upon waves of people took to social media to remind her of her attitude towards foreigners using the NHS, the 42-year-old wrote: “I suffered a dislocated shoulder – and received ketamine from the ambulance crew.
“A bill for emergency & healthcare services paid gratefully and in full.”
Yes because didn’t you know? Health is not a right, it’s a privilege – a privilege that you have to pay for, irrespective of which faceless piece of land with made-up walls you happen to be in.
Give me a break.
It’s amazing to think that in this day and age, some people can’t afford to be healthy.
One Twitter user pointed out that Katie Hopkins asked her followers to send pictures of foreigners using the health service just last month, as he said: “Katie Hopkins asked her followers to email her pictures of foreigners using the health service last month.”
In a now deleted tweet, she posted her email address alongside the comment: “If you have pictures of migrants in the NHS A&E / maternity / waiting rooms with suitcases straight from HEATHROW.”
And many others were quick to point out the apparent irony on Twitter.
One said: “I hope she recovers quickly and well. But do recall her recently blaming immigrants for crisis in NHS.”
“Great to see Foreign Countries assist visiting folk when they sick and need help.”
Another person said: “Last time I saw mention of Katie Hopkins she was tweeting anecdotes from people hearing foreign accents in NHS hospitals as proof of health tourism.
“Let’s hope she has comprehensive travel insurance and a spot on Afrikaans accent.”
Another added: “Katie Hopkins spends most of her time ranting about foreign people using the British NHS. She then goes to South Africa, reacts to ketamine, collapses and depends on their free health care to help her. You couldn’t make it up!”
One Twitter user said: “This would be the same Katie Hopkins that appealed to her followers to send her pictures of foreigners using the NHS.
“Nothing like needing medical assistance abroad, eh?”
Another said: “The very same Katie Hopkins that foams at the mouth with bigotry & berates migrants who use the NHS, suddenly finds herself as a migrant relying on another country’s health service.”
In an earlier tweet which she has now been deleted, Hopkins had thanked emergency services in South Africa.
She wrote: “Grateful thanks to the South African emergency services for putting me back together. Leaving it all on the road, to tell the truths not being told. *ketamine 1 / Hopkins 0).”
Sharing images of press requests for further information about her use of ketamine, she wrote: “Dear British Press. Ten days of reports on the murder of white farmers and NOT ONE WORD from you.
“I receive medical ketamine for a serious dislocation & you salivate like dogs over meat. SHAME ON YOU.”
I don’t know about you, but I tend to think that if what she is reporting on is true, then she really must be listened to. However, if she keeps going on and spouting racial hatred just to stay in the headlines, then people aren’t all that likely to take her seriously.
Just a thought.