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Katie Hopkins was asked to leave the LGBT Awards in the UK

Mo’ controversy.

THE ANNUAL BRITISH LGBT Awards took place in London over the weekend, and there has been only one guest that people have been talking about since.

That’s right, Katie Hopkins.

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At the event, the organisers asked the outspoken columnist to leave – even though Hopkins says she was invited as a VIP guest

The LGBT Awards organisers have since released a statement on what happened:

As organisers of the British LGBT awards we would like to apologise to all for allowing Katie Hopkins to enter our awards. Once inside there were complaints so we asked her to leave but she refused stating she was there as she supported the LGBT community – we made a decision that it would cause too much fuss to have her forcibly evicted as she was already seated.

They were forced to row back on their initial claim that Hopkins was not invited. It turned out she had been:

We did state that we had not invited Katie Hopkins as our PR company assured us that she had not personally been invited but it turns out this is not the case. We can assure you it was not our intention to mislead anyone and we abhor Katie Hopkins views.

The reaction from many was of disbelief that she was invited at all

Even Graham Norton, who attended, has spoken out against Hopkins’ presence at the event.

Another day, another scandal for Katie.

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