Katie Hopkins has been told off by police for breaking coronavirus lockdown rules by visiting a garden centre and encouraging people to leave their houses.
The far-right former Apprentice star, 45, was urged to “do the right thing” by Devon and Cornwall Police.
She had posted a bizarre video on Twitter telling people to visit garden centres, provoking fury from people pointing out she is flouting the lockdown rules which state you must only leave your home for essential reasons, due to the coronavirus.
She wrote: “This weekend we need to Dig for Victory. I applaud places like #PlantsGalore for defying bureaucrats (with guaranteed salaries & big pensions) using common sense and staying open.
“Customers 2 metres apart. Same as supermarkets. More vital than beer & cigs”.
She also said the owner of the garden centre was protecting local jobs and that it helped people’s mental health to buy plants.
“I would say that keeping garden centres open is an essential thing to be doing because it helps with people’s mental health so I say let’s dig for victory and do come and support the good people at Plants Galore,” she said.
When other users called for the police to react to Katie’s ignorant comments, the local police force responded on Twitter.
“Hi Katie. Over 30 people have now sadly died of COVID-19 in Devon alone and their families are now living with their tragic loss,” they wrote.
“Now more than ever we need everyone to work with us to encourage people to stay home, protect the NHS and save lives.
“As a member of the Devon community, do the right thing and join the community effort to protect each other.”
Katie has recently taken issue with celebrities posting pictures where they don’t wear makeup and has been creating a number of videos where she, ironically, slams them for trying to get attention.
“Celebs. STOP trying to fish for attention. We don’t need singing, make up free selfies. Or those weird bikini snaps that show the hard shoulders of your foof,” she wrote in her Twitter post.
In the video, Katie donned a t-shirt reading “What would Katie Hopkins do?” as she spoke in front of a Union Jack blended with the U.S flag.
Opening her two minute video with a warning that she has already told celebrities once, Katie launched a scathing critique of celebrities using their platforms during self-isolation.
Meanwhile, she has been doing exactly that, promoting her racist columns and desperately urging people to flout the lockdown.