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.

pigletmania Fri 05-Jul-13 08:21:20

Try knob op

BreconBeBuggered Fri 05-Jul-13 08:22:34

What a pity. That kind of snobbery is ridiculously nouveau. Poor woman is making a fool of herself.

ZipItShrimpy Fri 05-Jul-13 08:23:33

piglet bet me to it. She is a complete Knob!

Ridersofthestorm Fri 05-Jul-13 08:27:08

I actually was so astounded that she couldn't see what a knob she was making of herself.

emsyj Fri 05-Jul-13 08:29:20

YABU to get caught up in the Katie Hopkins thing at all tbh - she's nothing more than a caricature, that's how she keeps her face on telly and makes her money. She's a female Jeremy Clarkson, spouting deliberately controversial 'opinions' for a living.

mrspaddy Fri 05-Jul-13 08:33:54

Ughhhh... ugly inside and out... terrible way to carry on. She is awful. They shouldn't give her airtime. I know someone a bit like her... avoid, avoid, avoid. Lacks any kind of intelligence. 'India isn't a geographical name' [Hmmmmmmm]

pigletmania Fri 05-Jul-13 08:35:13

Yes she sprouts utter drivel. My SIL knew someone who worked with her and she was quite incompetent

Ridersofthestorm Fri 05-Jul-13 08:43:13

Emsyj that's what I thought, she's deliberately trying to be controversial for the sake of it. It's like she needs her finger in every pie, she thinks she's an expert on everything - look love you are not a bloody journalist, you were on the apprentice, which you didn't win by the way, now why don't you just sod off.

blondieminx Fri 05-Jul-13 08:50:43

KH is dreadful, I avoid anything with her in it in much the same way I avoid the Daily Fail, I'm too snobby for both of them grin

Shylepite Fri 05-Jul-13 09:01:42

She's the new Samantha Brick!

puds11isNAUGHTYnotNAICE Fri 05-Jul-13 09:05:44

I love that she insulted children named after places, and her child is called India. Pot....kettle....

Loulybelle Fri 05-Jul-13 09:06:03

I can blow the snobby cows theory out of the water:

Isnt Victoria a posh name, well i know a Victoria, and shes a right chavvy, legs open sort.

Our names dont always reflect who we are.

MortifiedAdams Fri 05-Jul-13 09:06:18

My favourite bit was when she said she judges children who have Geographical names, eg Brooklyn or London, and Schof pointed out one of her kids was called India.


wannabeawallaby Fri 05-Jul-13 09:06:47

Don't feed the trolls!

Loulybelle Fri 05-Jul-13 09:07:03

X Posted, Puds, silly cow, probably didnt even release that India is a country.

ilovexmastime Fri 05-Jul-13 09:07:21

I switch channels when she's on because she makes me chringe with embarrassment for her every time she opens her mouth.

YABU. She plays the character of a knob because she gets paid to.

Whoknowswhocares Fri 05-Jul-13 09:08:32

She's playing a part surely? It's probably in the contract!!!
How else is she going to get noticed or given airtime

Whoknowswhocares Fri 05-Jul-13 09:09:19

Bollocks! sparklingbrook beat me to it! grin

Exactly Who. Who would pay her to be nice?

Ifcatshadthumbs Fri 05-Jul-13 09:09:51

I don't think she holds half the beliefs she claims too I think she just loves to wind people up. I saw that clip she was enjoying every moment of winding people up.

I think we agree on quite a lot of stuff Who.

Latara Fri 05-Jul-13 09:12:03

I know a woman with 2 lovely children called Paris and Tyler - KH would likely judge them but her children would be missing out on friendships with nice kids.

Tbh though - is KH actually for real? I've met some snobs but no-one that bad!

i watched the clip on FB this morning too, i was willing Holly to punch her in the gob, silly cow

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.

Bogeyface Fri 05-Jul-13 11:51:45

If someone was willing to pay me ££££ then I would happily spout as much shite as they wanted!

I rather admire the way that her, Liz Jones et al take the insults on the chin, in the name of making money! Jeremy Clarkson is a different kettle of fish though, he is an arse on TV and an arse in RL, just a different kind of arse!

TylerHopkins Fri 05-Jul-13 11:52:20

She is right though, people do judge. She just says what other people are thinking but are too scared to say. And it's good that she brings these things out because that's the only way they can be challenged.

WipsGlitter Fri 05-Jul-13 11:52:21

I watched this and thought she was playing a part. I also thought that despite what she was saying there was a chummy rapport between her and Phillip and Holly. They're paying her to be controversial/have a strong opinion.

There's not a million miles between her and the truth; there are some mothers that will 'engineer' friendships for their children, because they like the parents, because they're close by whatever. When my DS started school children from the am and pm nursery were mixed. I was v surprised when he was asked to a party with two others from his group to a child they barely knew. I'm pretty sure the mother was engineering the friendship.

SHarri13 Fri 05-Jul-13 12:03:53

She's just a twat who says things for a reaction. The thing is, it works and she gets the air time she wants. She's like a wasp, ignore her and she'll go away.

needaholidaynow Fri 05-Jul-13 12:28:28

She is vile. What is she actually famous for? I've never heard of her. Can't believe there are actually people like her out there, that completely look down on working class folk like they are vermin. I'm a working class person and I found her attitude very offensive.

needaholidaynow Fri 05-Jul-13 12:29:58

Her face at the end was a picture though when Holly told her to shut up. She had a face like thunder. Stupid woman.

MortifiedAdams Fri 05-Jul-13 12:34:36

holly kicks ass!

kelticwitch Fri 05-Jul-13 12:38:44

As a couple of posters have already said she is playing the pantomime witch and doing a wind-up. She did it very well and Holly was nearly laughing at the end "Stop!"

It's good telly done with a sense of humour, unlike the humourless pantomime witch Liz Jones.

Umlauf Fri 05-Jul-13 15:03:27

She has said something totally vile about ginger babies this morning. I am quite upset as pregnant (with a very likely to be ginger baby) and hormonal!

Thing is, her poor children are far from faultless and are being exposed to much more negativity by her putting them in the public eye than she can give, and so it's really backfiring.

Thumbwitch Fri 05-Jul-13 15:10:01

Why does ANYONE give the stupid bitch air time?? She's appalling.

She was totally boot-faced at the end though, wasn't she. Good for Holly.

I do feel desperately sorry for her children though - parents of their peers are going to see the dismal witch airing her pathetic views and think "I'm not having my child mix with her children, they'll be utter snobs and weirdos too!" Social death for the poor children.

Alisvolatpropiis Sat 06-Jul-13 12:27:10

I do think she is right that people judge others by their names whether they want to admit it or not. Some names will be perceived less well than others. Tarquin isn't perceived any better than anything -Mae. The Baby Names board on MN stands testament to that.

Her attitude towards working class people is what is vile and offensive here,no that she judges people on names per se.

Alisvolatpropiis Sat 06-Jul-13 12:28:07

Also,I think Holly only bright it to an end because that segment of the show had run out of time.

sweetestcup Sun 07-Jul-13 12:24:15

This is the classy lady who had a shag with a married msn in a field in the middle of the day, mmm and she's worried about who her children associate with eh!

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