AceShowbiz - Britain's Katie Hopkins has been booted out of Australia for playing down COVID-19 lockdown. On Monday, July 19, she was seen boarding a Singapore Airlines flight from Sydney at 3 P.M. after her critical skills visa was torn up by the Federal Government.
Australia's minister for home affairs announced earlier on Monday that the controversial political commentator would be deported after she boasted about breaching the country's quarantine rules. "All visa holders must abide by the health directions issued by our health officials. We won't tolerate those who don't," Australia's minister of home affairs, Karen Andrews, told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
"We will be getting her out of the country as soon as we can arrange that," Karen continued. "I thought it was just shameful, the fact that she was out there boasting about breaching quarantine was just appalling," she additionally told the ABC. "It was a slap in the face for all those Australians who are currently in lockdown and it's just unacceptable behaviour."
Katie flew into Sydney last week to film Australian "Big Brother VIP" once she completed her mandatory 14-day quarantine. However, during her stay in a Sydney hotel room, she boasted about deliberately breaking COVID rules by opening her door naked and mask-free to the workers who deliver her food.
"The police officer who checked me in told me when they knock on my door I have to wait 30 seconds until I can open the door," she complained about the country's rules while breaking out into hysterics. The 46-year-old said she was "lying in wait" to "spring [the door] open and frighten the s**t out of them and do it naked with no face mask."
"Lockdown is and remains the greatest hoax in human history," she added in the video. The caption of her video said it contained "extreme humour," as she claimed, "I have never broken quarantine."
Katie's video has been removed, but it prompted public's outrage as Sydney is currently put in tight lockdown after the worst coronavirus outbreak in almost a year hit the country's most populous city.