Katie has been in the news a lot lately, especially since her appearance in the Big brother house and i couldn’t resist saying a little something something. I know a lot of people disagree with her and would rather see her burnt at the stake than being knighted by the Queen for her insightful views. However are her views too extreme or does she address relatively true issues that we fear to admit?
Let’s rate her claims with a high tech, state of the art Bar-o meter.
Katie’s views on:
“A name, for me, is a short way of working out what class that child comes from. Do I want my child to play with them?”
“‘Hi, this is my daughter Charmaine’. I hear: ‘Hi, I am thick and ignorant’.”
Ok the thought that anyone would pass judgement on a child based on a name is cruel and unjust, however i know for a fact that some parents definitely make quick judgments based on trivial information. At Primary school an Indian girl in our school was not allowed to go to her best friend’s house because her christian parents didn’t approve. Clearly this is racist but it highlights how some parents can make a quick decision based on a child’s catergorized “label”. I can’t speak as a parent, however i believe many may make irrational decisions that they would never wish to admit.
Bar-O Meter says: No insight just waffle
“To call yourself ‘plus size’ is just a euphemism for being fat. Life is much easier when you’re thinner. Big is not beautiful, of course a job comes down to how you look.”
I watched “Katie Hopkins- My fat story” and thought any experiment which involved gaining and losing large amounts of weight in such a short time is pretty idiotic, however there was something pleasing about watching Katie stuff her face, it was the only time her mouth was silenced. I do believe in her idea of “Eat less, move more”, however it’s ludicrous for her to dictate what people should look like, when she her self is medically under weight. This taps into a whole other issue of the rise in anorexic and bullemic individuals in the community. By her nationally stating “Thin is in”, only works towards encouraging eating disorders and discouraging the obesity epidemic.
Bar-O Meter says: Voice of the silent Majority
“Ginger babies. Like a baby. Just so much harder to love.”
Pure evil, no words. I have had a lot of ginger friends and they are stunningly beautiful and have beautiful features.
Bar-O Meter says: Treason, Off with your head!
“Women don’t want equal treatment, they couldn’t handle it if they got it. It’s a tough world out there. What a lot of women are actually looking for is special treatment. What women need to realise is that they have to toughen up.”
Outrageous comment and an insult to generations of women that fought for women to vote, earn money and become their own person. Obviously an ignorant comment coming from a women that is disrespected in the workplace, not because she is a woman but because she is a disgrace.
Bar-O Meter says: Just for the attention
“Ramadan typically brings a spike in violence in Middle East. I get grumpy when I don’t eat – but I don’t blow things up. Religion of peace?”
Again an ignorant comment coming from a woman who has never done Ramadan so has no right to comment. Ramadan is actually a very meditative state and is a time for real Muslims to reflect on how privileged they are to have food. It is a time to give to charity and look after those who are more in need. Insulting a sacred holiday is rather unsavory but i can see she has intended it for comedic value. Ha Ha. Funny. Good One Katie.
Bar-O Meter says: No insight, just waffle