Now there’s a big question on everyone’s mind after the London mayoral election. Now that Sadiq Khan has been declared winner, will Katie Hopkins follow through on the pledge she made earlier last week?
In her column for the Daily Mail on Wednesday 4th May, in which she gave her firm backing to the Conservative candidate, Hopkins wrote: “Vote Zac. Because if you don’t, I’ll run Regent Street naked with a sausage up my bum.”
Sure enough, here’s the tweet:
She also tweeted that she was sourcing a halal sausage for the streak. The choice of sausage, is in reference to Khan’s Muslim faith.
However, it seems that the prospect of Hopkins performing this feat failed to sway voters.
But now, we all want to know is she actually intends to carry out the deed or will she simply chicken out? Before the election took place, she insisted she definitely would.
Funnily, following the announcement of Mr Khan’s victory there was no word from Ms Hopkins on Twitter for quite a while – strange one would think since she was so involved and vocal about the Mayor of London contest.
The thing is, we wondered what would happen is Ms Hopkins was to go through with it, since she’s a self-proclaimed “woman of her word”.
But the thing is would it be illegal for her to carry out the act?
Well… the Crown Prosecution Service says: “It’s an offence contrary to section 66 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 for anyone to intentionally expose their genitals and intend that someone will see them and be caused alarm or distress.’
The CPS adds that’s it’s also an offence to do in public any act of a lewd, obscene or disgusting nature which outrages public decency. Although this may be widely interpreted, most cases will involve indecent exposure of the human body.
The requirement for the behaviour to ‘outrage’ public decency has, in the past, been defined as: “going considerably beyond the susceptibilities of, or even shocking, reasonable people”. The circumstances surrounding the conduct will need to be carefully considered.