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Breitbart Editor Katie McHugh: I Was Fired for Anti-Muslim Tweets

Breitbart Editor Katie McHugh: I Was Fired for Anti-Muslim Tweets
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By    |   Tuesday, 06 June 2017 01:11 PM EDT

Breitbart editor Katie McHugh claims she was fired by the conservative website on Monday for anti-Muslim Twitter posts she made after the London terrorist attacks.

McHugh acknowledged on Twitter that she was fired from the website, according to The Washington Post.

The tweet reportedly in question was one McHugh posted on her Twitter account Saturday targeting the United Kingdom's Muslim population.

CNN said the post offended several of her colleagues at Breitbart, with one source there telling the broadcaster that McHugh's remarks were "appalling," "terrible," and "dumb."

McHugh has made other "racially-tinged" comments on social media about Mexicans and other cultures, said CNN. The Post said Breitbart has not responded to the reported firing.

In a statement on the crowdfunding site WeSearchr.com, which was raising money for the former editor, McHugh charged that she did nothing wrong.

"Breitbart News fired an editor for speaking frankly about Islam and Muslim immigration," McHugh said. "If there were no Muslims in London, there would be no Muslim terror attacks, period. I said nothing wrong. As President Donald Trump says, if we don't get smart, it will only get worse. It's also interesting Breitbart News chose to fire me rather than colleagues leaking to CNN."

McHugh previously worked for the Daily Caller, another conservative website, before she was hired by Breitbart in April 2014, the Post reported.

"Conservative journalism means exposing the truth and giving the public the full picture – nothing less," McHugh said in a statement when she was first hired by Breitbart in 2014. "The new media can change the world by living up to standards of honesty. I'm very proud to join the Breitbart News Network to reshape the American political conversation by airing out all the facts."

Former Breitbart writer Milo Yiannopoulos resigned from the website in February after videos surfaced of him allegedly praising pedophilia, reported the Post.

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Breitbart editor Katie McHugh claims she was fired by the conservative website on Monday for anti-Muslim Twitter posts she made after the London terrorist attacks.
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