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

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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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

holly kicks ass!

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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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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

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 11:40:40

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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