Katie Hopkins mocks Sydney’s quarantined hotel lockdown.
Katie Hopkins, an outspoken British celebrity, is in Sydney, where she has dubbed lockdown “bulls**t” and is deliberately violating hotel virus rules.
A British celebrity currently quarantined in a Sydney hotel has mocked lockdown procedures, calling them “bulls**t.”
Katie Hopkins, dubbed “the world’s most despised woman” at one point, is said to have flown to Australia to appear on Big Brother.
At 5 a.m. on Saturday, the 46-year-old far-right political commentator took to Instagram Live to “call out” the Sydney and Melbourne lockdowns.
Additionally, the mother-of-three stated that she purposefully violated hotel quarantine rules during her mandatory 14-day stay by opening her door to naked food delivery workers.
However, angry Australians, particularly those stranded overseas and unable to return due to arrivals caps, have branded Hopkins’ views “bloody ridiculous.”
‘The lockdown is a hoax’
Hopkins stated to followers that she wanted to be “very clear” that she was able to enter Australia as a result of her career as a “gobby mouth,” emphasizing that it was not a method “anyone else can follow.”
“I believe it is nonsense. I believe it is nonsense that I am able to be here while you are not,” she stated.
“I believe it is nonsense that families who need to visit relatives here, whether they are dying or not, believe it is nonsense that I am here and you are not.”
She continued by claiming that she has always maintained that “lockdown is and will always remain the greatest hoax in human history” since the outbreak began.
Hopkins stated that she did not enter the country as a “VIP,” but acknowledged that the room she was in was “very lovely” in comparison to the hotels in the United Kingdom where people have been forced to quarantine.
‘Frighten the workers’ s**t out’
Additionally, she stated that completing mandatory quarantine was her way of “calling out” lockdown, admitting she had deliberately violated Federal Police rules while being escorted to the hotel.
“I’ve been told that when they deliver three meals a day to my door, I must wait 30 seconds before opening it,” she explained.
“And then I can unlock the door, but only through the use of a face mask.”
Rather than that, she claims she has been “lying in wait” in the bathroom naked, sprinting to the door to “frighten the s**t out of them [the workers] and doing so naked and without a face mask.”
Katie also admitted during her nearly 30-minute-long video that she had been standing naked at her 28th-floor window in an attempt to flash the office workers, but there were none.
Australians stranded are enraged
Australians reacted quickly to the video, with many calling it “ridiculous” that Hopkins could enter the country while they waited 18 months to return.
There are believed to be up to 34,000 Australians overseas attempting to return home, but only 3000 weekly flights.
This is down from a previous cap of nearly 6500, following the federal government’s agreement to further restrict arrivals in order to reduce the risk of further Covid-19 leaks from hotel quarantine.
“How come you are able to fly here and occupy a valuable quarantine vacancy at a time when we have reduced our arrivals caps? I haven’t seen my parents in over a year… There are Australians who are stranded and unable to return home to see their dying loved ones,” one wrote.
“You queue jumped and snatched a quarantine space away from one of Australia’s 35,000 stranded citizens. Make no grandiose pronouncements or jokes about evading quarantine. If you do not wish to comply with Australia’s Covid regulations, then avoid traveling there,” another stated.
“As an Australian citizen unable to return due to a lengthy wait list and prohibitively high flight costs, I’m somewhat perplexed by your ability to travel to Oz? I haven’t seen my children in 18 months, and to be honest, I’m quite pissed about it…” another wrote.
While some were clearly enraged, many defended Hopkin’s controversial views, claiming that “Aussies are demonstrating zero bloody fight.”
“Really shocking in light of what’s happening in Australia,” one observer observed.
“That is insane! Forces have taken you to your room and you have no key,” another wrote.
While another stated, “I adore Australia, but I simply cannot see the point of serving a two-week prison sentence in order to travel.” The world has devolved into lunacy.”
Celebrity appearances are a’slap in the face’
Caitlyn Jenner, a reality television star, also faced backlash after arriving in Australia on Friday, ostensibly to participate in Channel 7’s Celebrity Big Brother.
According to a group representing stranded Australians abroad, the fact that a celebrity can fly in while others struggle is a “slap in the face.”
Hopkins and Jenner may have taken the place of an Australian, as many celebrities who enter Australia arrange for their own quarantine at their own expense.
Celebrity Big Brother will be filmed at Sydney Olympic Park, which is adjacent to the state’s largest vaccination facility.
Sonia Kruger will host the event, which is scheduled to air later this year.