Aibu to think Katie Hopkins is a total and utter snob?

(63 Posts)
Ridersofthestorm Fri 05-Jul-13 08:19:41

Having just watched a video posted by a friend on Facebook of Katie Hopkins on This Morning, I have come to the conclusion she is a unashamed snob. She said she would avoid letting her children having play dates with other children based on their names. I don't know if anyone else saw this, and well done to Holly Willobooby smile for sticking up for all the mums out there who call their children what they want.
She used the name Tyler (sorry to anyone if that's not how you spell it) to emphasise her pathetic point. She actually had the gall to say that the name denotes what type of person they are - she meant class and that certain members of society choose specific names for their children based on their intelligence as parents and where they sit in the social scale. I am so angry by her ignorant assumptions and feel sorry for her children for missing out from getting to know people from all backgrounds. I just thought what a stuck up, narrow minded cow you are!
Sorry if this had already been discussed to death, it just made be see red.

internationallove985 Fri 05-Jul-13 09:30:22

Some people never cease to amaze and she tops it!
How dare she ridicule children because of their names. I'd like K.H to correct me if I'm wrong but last time I checked children don't pick their own names.
I agree with ifcatshadthumbs I think she just likes to wind people up. It's like a game to her and we are playing in to her hands.
Also I think K.H is a disgraceful example as a mum, teaching her children it is okay to discriminate against people. xxx

NotYoMomma Fri 05-Jul-13 09:32:52

I think she is very clever in that she has realised there is a lot of money to be made by pantomime villans with extreme views (that sometimes have a hint of truth to them unfortunatley)

she is pkaying on it much like Samantha Brick and everyone is all aghast except her bank manager

NotYoMomma Fri 05-Jul-13 09:37:11

and lets not forget even MN is full of name threads berating common names and hyphenated names, -Mae, -Ella etc.

there are threads and threads of what is the stupidest name you have heard.

Someone on baby names mentioned the supreme court judge test on one thread - unfortunatley people do share her views just maybe not to tge same extreme.

I remember raising an eyebrow at a Saf-fire at my Doctors office and thinking 'oh dear'

WildlingPrincess Fri 05-Jul-13 09:39:43

She's full of bollocks. The things people will do to hang onto celebrity. Well, Z list celebrity.

Wallison Fri 05-Jul-13 09:46:48

The woman is full of shit and what does she actually do apart from go on telly and make an arse of herself? She fucked up on The Apprentice (really? You apply for a job without a second thought for childcare until you get offered it? Hardly captain of industry behaviour, is it?), she knows fuck-all about business (yes, if you discriminate against women of child-bearing age you will end up in a tribunal despite what she says) and I would be very very surprised if anyone wants to hire the stupid bastard to do anything other than spout off horrible crap about other women on daytime telly programmes. Yeah, that's really one in the net for women doing it for themselves, isn't it?

KikeriFreedomCastle Fri 05-Jul-13 09:48:15

I didn't watch, I think I saw the article in the DM (linked from here) a while ago. I cringe for her, it is rather silly nouveau snobbery, too. I'm wondering if she avoids children with the eternally popular classic and/or biblical names too 'just in case' like, for example, Elizabeth, James and so on, as they're not very class identifying.

KikeriFreedomCastle Fri 05-Jul-13 09:50:40

I do wonder if she really thinks this, it is is her bread and butter, all these strong, slightly silly, controversial opinions.

I'll put it more bluntly! grin

She is a jumped up, pompous knob who is full of shit !

Who the f**k is she to pick at sn innocent childs name that they didn't choose sad

She should take a look at her own chosen names before she opens her vile mouth.

And breathe ..... wink

internationallove985 Fri 05-Jul-13 10:06:03

Hi Mummytowillow.
I couldn't have put it any better myself. I sometimes think I'm too polite!. xxx

RedPencils Fri 05-Jul-13 10:14:03

I can't get too worked up about her really. She says controversial stuff to keep herself in the public eye. It pays her mortgage, she becuase she can't get a proper job.

Apple Martin/Paltrow was to rock up to her school she'd be all over her.

flipchart Fri 05-Jul-13 10:17:47

Even is she believes the shit she spouts she should stop the eye rolling and faux looks os surprise. It is disrespectful and also makes her look like she is having a seizure.

EstelleGetty Fri 05-Jul-13 10:20:27

She's more than a snob, she's a stupid fucking fanny.

But it depresses me that attitudes like this exist, and of course they do. People just don't admit it in RL. It reminds me of a few comments made on a recent thread about regional accents. Britain is full of snobby fuckwits clinging to a hopelessly outmoded obsession with class which should have gone out with colonialism.

glamourousgranny42 Fri 05-Jul-13 10:20:52

She really is a vile woman. Never mind judging people on names, I wouldn't want my children being around her so im afraid that her kids might end up quite lonely.

AmyFarrahFowlerCooper Fri 05-Jul-13 10:20:58

now why don't you just sod off

Why would she when she is probably making quite good money out of playing this version of KH? I still can't believe people think she means what she says.

Sallyingforth Fri 05-Jul-13 10:23:49

You are most certainly BU to get worked up about any 'celeb'. Just ignore and get back to real life.

fancyanother Fri 05-Jul-13 10:32:06

Notyomama I wonder if it is the same Saf-Fire I know! Her family are very MC and she goes to private school- as do her siblings!

I can't stand the woman but watching that video was funny. She was loving every moment and knows how to reel people in. I suppose dh's mum is a milder form of KH. She's very judgemental and dh despairs. She may have raised him but he doesn't share her snobby views and regularly calls her out on her behaviour. Lets hope KH's children do the same.

Ridersofthestorm Fri 05-Jul-13 11:24:46

Even if I'm being unreasonable to think she's a snob because its all panto and a big act to pay her mortgage (fair dos), it still wasn't nice. My response was a total knee jerk reaction, I am sure there really are people out there who share her views in RL though, sadly.

NotYoMomma Fri 05-Jul-13 11:35:53

fancyanother I doubt a private school MC attendee would be in an nhs clinic in Byker a la byker grove wink

SigmundFraude Fri 05-Jul-13 11:36:46

I would echo what some have said. She gets paid to rile people, paid a fair bit for a guess. It's a bizarre phenomenon, following in the Shona Sibary/Samantha Brick/Liz Jones type of journalism.

I would personally find alienating myself to vast swathes of the nation, really pretty depressing. Then again, if I was being paid enough to live in a bubble, perhaps it wouldn't bother me so much.

These people give whoever they write for a lot of hits and therefore a lot of revenue. I don't really know why people get so worked up over them TBH, when it's obvious why they say the stuff they do.

internationallove985 Fri 05-Jul-13 11:37:41

I wonder what she'd think of our usernames? xx

internationallove985 Fri 05-Jul-13 11:40:40

I just thought I'd share this info... My user name is after the song international love.... Pitbull and Chris Brown.
I wonder what K.H would say about someone naming themselves after their favorite song. xx

TylerHopkins Fri 05-Jul-13 11:41:25

I found the whole interview so amusing that I even changed my name!

Katie was on top wind up form and could barely keep a straight face during the interview. This Morning love her, she brings in the punters.

I watched other interviews with her on You Tube last night. Bloody brilliant, especially the Too Fat to Work one

She's priceless.

internationallove985 Fri 05-Jul-13 11:45:53

Absolutly Tylerhopkins. Love her or loathe her she is interesting and entertaining. I think very few would argue with that! She certainly fuels to the passion in people in regards to their beliefs. xxx

lougle Fri 05-Jul-13 11:46:59

If there wasn't an audience for it, she wouldn't get air time.

To be honest, she's just being practical - she can earn more doing this sort of thing than she can in her 'normal' job.

I wouldn't do it, but she's made her decision and obviously doesn't mind be hated by many.

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