Broadcaster Christine Hamilton axed as Wolverhampton charity ambassador after burka tweet

By Annabal Bagdi | Wolverhampton | News | Published:

Broadcaster Christine Hamilton has been axed as a charity ambassador after sparking outrage with a tweet about burkas.

Christine Hamilton

Wolverhampton-based charity Balls to Cancer confirmed it dropped Hamilton as its patron following the controversy.

Hamilton, who is married to leader of UKIP Wales Neil Hamilton, waged into the row over Boris Johnson's recent remarks about the attire on Friday.

The former Foreign Secretary had previously claimed Muslim women in face-covering veils looked like letter-boxes or bank robbers.

Hamilton posted a picture of Ku Klux Klan members and tweeted: "If the #burka is acceptable then presumably this is too?"

She later tweeted to claim she was not comparing Muslim women to the violent group but was 'graphically illustrating how full facial cover can be sinister'.

Balls to Cancer, which has been raising awareness of male cancer for the past seven years, responded by axing Hamilton - who was also dropped by national charity Muscular Dystrophy UK.

The charity said: "Unfortunately due to an inappropriate tweet published by Christine Hamilton, we have had to ask her to stand down as an ambassador.

"This tweet was on her personal account and in no way the opinion of Balls to Cancer."

Annabal Bagdi

By Annabal Bagdi

Senior reporter based at head office in Wolverhampton.


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