Tonight, at the Theatre Clwyd in Wales, the press will gather to watch The Assassination of Katie Hopkins.
This new musical has been billed as an attempt to explore the politics of outrage in the age of social media, and has received huge attention from the liberal press and the state broadcaster, finding the musical’s title to be in jolly good taste and hugely entertaining.
In fact, The Assassination of Katie Hopkins also benefits from state funding. Which is a curious way to spend taxpayers cash at a time when we can’t afford hospitals or police.
Katie is the target of serious death threats. Two jihadis were sent to prison in 2017 for plotting to behead her, having practised on a plastic dummy with a hunting knife.
The Metropolitan Police confirmed a risk to life against Hopkins. So there are obvious questions to be asked.
Is a play calling for The Assassination of Katie Hopkins acceptable?
And given a confirmed risk to life, isn’t this rhetoric incitement to violence?
Perhaps it is deemed ok because Katie is a white Conservative? What would the response be if the name was changed, to a female Labour MP?
Or a Muslim mayor...?
To pose these exact questions, and in a public display of support for Katie and the work she does, the Rebel team sent a digital truck around the streets of Central London and the Theatre Clwyd in Wales in a public display of support for Katie and the work she does.
Sometimes to challenge the narrative, we have to get amongst it ourselves, and arguably our digital truck is a blunt tool to achieve this end.
As Katie says, being a white, Christian Conservative puts her right up there "on the endangered species list with the black rhino. Only he has an advantage because he is black."
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