Monday, July 15, 2013

Outspoken British broadcaster not apologizing

She has infuriated the nation by saying that ginger babies are harder to love, that she wouldn’t hire fat people or let her children play with youngsters named Chardonnay or Tyler.

But outspoken Katie Hopkins maintains that she has done nothing wrong and that if she is the most hated woman in Britain, then it's everyone else's fault and that our country has lost perspective.

According to The Mirror the former Apprentice star says that she is acting as a mouthpiece for all women who secretly agree with her but are too afraid to speak out.

She believes that when people hate her, it’s simply because she has hit on something that relates to them and maintains that her approach is 'refreshing' and believes it's important for people to have their own point of view.

Katie found herself at the centre of a storm over her comments on ITV1's This Morning programme that she wouldn't want her children playing with children with names like Tyler and Charmaine as they were likely to be from a certain class.

Asked about popular baby names on ITV’s This Morning show on Wednesday, Miss Hopkins began to criticise ‘lower class’ children with names like Chantelle, Charmaine, Chardonnay and Tyler.

‘I think you can tell a great deal from a name,’ said mother-of-three Miss Hopkins, 38. ‘For me, there’s certain names that I hear and I think “urgh”.  ‘For me, a name is a shortcut of finding out what class a child comes from and makes me ask: “Do I want my children to play with them?”

Katie sticks to her guns and says that you have to be honest with people or they will never do anything about it.

Stirring up even more controversy on Twitter last week, she wrote: 'Ginger babies. Like a baby. Just so much harder to love.'

Then she went even further with her thoughts on ginger-haired people in an interview with OK! magazine.

Asked if her two daughters India, nine, and Poppy, seven, were ginger, she said: 'Oh no, they're definitely brown. We don't have a ginger in the family.

'That was the first question I asked when I gave birth to Max (her son aged four): "Is he ginger?"  'There's nothing worse than a ginger boy especially in the young years.'

She concludes by saying that she doesn't regret any of her comments and will only apologise if she had said something that upset someone in a way that she didn’t intend.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I agree that some names do idetify a certain class of people. However, I think India and Poppy are a bit strange as well.