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Out Writer Jack Monroe Finally Puts Katie Hopkins in her Place

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Hurrah to LGBT poverty campaigner Jack Monroe, for finally putting ‘professional provocateur’ Katie Hopkins in her place.

For those of you who may not know Jack Monroe – her blog about living in poverty won her legions of fans, who devoured both her cheap recipes and her candid online diary. In the past year she has won a cookbook deal with Penguin and now writes a column in the Guardian.

Yesterday on Twitter, Hopkins confused Monroe with fellow Guardian columnist Laurie Penny.

Penny made the headlines this month after appearing to defend the vandalism of a Second World War memorial, which was daubed with the words “Fuck tory scum”.

Hopkins tweeted: “Scrawled on any memorials lately? Vandalised the memory of those who fought for your freedom? Grandma got any more medals?”

However, instead of directing her taunt at Penny, she mistakenly sent it to out columnist Monroe.

Monroe took deep offence to comments, and quickly tweeted back: “I have NEVER ‘scrawled on a memorial’. Brother in the RAF. Dad was a Para in the Falklands. You’re a piece of shit.”

asked Hopkins to delete the tweet, alluding to legal action and then subsequent messages requesting a public apology and a £5,000 donation to a migrant rescue mission

Hopkins finally complied with her first request – deleting the tweet, but unable to resist a further dig, asking: “Can someone explain to me – in 10 words or less – the difference between irritant @PennyRed (Laurie Penny) and social anthrax @MsJackMonroe?”

A presumably smarting Hopkins then took the step of blocking Monroe entirely – prompting the chef to remark:

Monroe then commented upon Hopkins’s reference to “social anthrax” by recalling her attendance at the BritLGBT Awards.

https://twitter.com/MsJackMonroe/status/600442042444075009

 

 

 

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