You may wonder a) who Katie Hopkins is and why she is appearing on Ranty Friday; and b) why the picture of a lemon and not a picture of her.
Well pull up a chair and let me tell you. Katie Hopkins first appeared on the Apprentice, in 2007. Nothing wrong with that. Except she seemed to have a bit of a bee in her bonnet from the off. She was always argumentative and decided to resign from the programme before getting to the final. “I am chucking you before you chuck me” type thing maybe? She used the excuse that she couldnt get childcare. Really? Seriously? Call me a cynic but I don’t think so.
She would have disappeared into obscurity had she then not decided to shag a married man in a field and get photographed in the process. Yep, she broke up that marriage (this is husband number two for her by the way, the first one was that old cliche of her boss). But I am not getting ranty about any of that.
What people chose to do behind closed doors is up to them.
What I do get ranty about is when they then court controversy for the sake of it.
Because they crave attention and can find no other way of doing it.
For that is what I have decided Katie Hopkins does.
Chucked out of the army for being medically unfit she is striving to prove something, possibly to her parents, certainly to herself. To the outside world, definitely. Lord Sugar called her a “loser” on national TV. Does that have something to do with what she is trying to do now? Prove she is not a loser? Prove she is successful?
As what exactly?
Her regular appearance on daytime TV and in the Daily Mail spouting ridiculously judgemental views is the equivalent of a petulant five year old stamping her foot and shouting “LOOK AT ME DAMMIT”.
This woman has recently told us that she would never employ a fat person because they are lazy.
Don’t get me started.
This week we heard that she “judges children on their names” and that if she doesn’t like the name of the child she will not allow her children to play with them.
She doesnt like “celebrity names like Apple”. Or names such as “Chantelle / Tyler / Brandon or Chardonnay” Or “geographical names”.
What like, say, India?
As in your eight year old called India?
Do me a favour.
Previously we have also heard that Katie won’t let her children play with children “below them in the class system”. That they are only allowed to play with clever children. Because being clever is infectious according to a study carried out last year. Is it? Is it really? Well I have been married to my maths genius husband for 10 years and I still can’t do my seven times table.
Katie says this
When one of my girls came home last week and announced that a classmate had filled up her star sheet for good behaviour, I made a mental note of the child’s name for future reference.
She is clearly the type of child who is eager to learn, ambitious and wants to work hard in order to be rewarded with success. And that is the type of child I want my daughters to play with and to learn from.