People love the way the Mirror apologised to Kate Hopkins

Greg Evans
Friday 25 May 2018 14:00
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On Thursday Katie Hopkins won an Independent Press Standards Organisation case against The Mirror newspaper.

This was after the tabloid published a story about the outspoken commentator where they suggested that she was detained in South Africa in February for drug use.

It was alleged that the 47-year-old was detained for taking ketamine. However, that proved to be inaccurate as she was actually detained for spreading racial hatred.

Hopkins had collapsed in the street after taking ketamine to treat a shoulder injury and chose to use the social media headline of:

Katie Hopkins detained in South Africa after taking ketamine.

Hopkins has since admitted that the information in the article was correct but disputed the headline.

After succeeding in her case, The Mirror changed the headline to read.

Katie Hopkins banned from leaving South Africa for 'spreading racial hatred.'

In addition, the publication added a subheading to clarify the change, which read.

A previous version of this article suggested that Katie Hopkins was stopped from leaving South Africa because of the consumption of Ketamine. 

We are happy to clarify that Ms Hopkins was detained for spreading racial hatred, which took place after the Ketamine incident. 

Not sure about you but we detect a dose of sassiness in that correction. More so it is an incredible self-own on Hopkins part.

Needless to say, it didn't go unnoticed online and people loved it.

Furthermore, it unleashed a torrent of jokes.

The Daily Mirror has been contacted for comment.

HT The Poke

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