British television personality and columnist Katie Hopkins she wants the government to introduce “euthanasia vans” because there are so many old people in the country. “We just have far too many old people,” Hopkins said in an interview with Radio Times magazine (via The Guardian).
She said it's “ridiculous” to live in a country where dogs can be put to sleep but not humans. So what's her proposal to solve the problem? “Easy. Euthanasia vans -- just like ice-cream vans -- that would come to your home,” Hopkins said.
Hopkins, 40, did not stop there. She said euthanasia vans are a “perfectly charming” idea, and old people could be treated to music of their choice before they take the final plunge. “I mean this genuinely. I’m super-keen on euthanasia vans,” Hopkins said. The former "Celebrity Big Brother" contestant said she believes medical advances have increased the life span of people but it is not the “right thing to do.”
This is not the first time Hopkins has sparked public outrage. In April, the mother of three wrote a newspaper column titled: “Rescue boats? I'd use gunships to stop migrants.” She compared the migrants to “cockroaches” and “feral humans,” and said they do not have her empathy. “Show me pictures of coffins, show me bodies floating in water, play violins and show me skinny people looking sad. I still don't care,” she wrote.
Hopkins also took to Twitter recently and made fun of people suffering from dementia. "Babe I'm here again, I'm here again, where have you been. Babe I'm back again. I'm back again Where have you been? Take That Dementia stylee,” she tweeted. She also tweeted in April that “dementia sufferers should not be blocking beds,” generating a huge backlash from families whose loved ones are suffering from this disease, the Mirror reported.