Katie Hopkins has said a lot of things over time that have been offensive to people.
Since she made it big in 2006 on The Apprentice, she’s said a lot of things about a lot of topics.
“Would I employ you if you were obese? No I would not. You would give the wrong impression to the clients of my business. I need people to look energetic, professional and efficient. If you are obese you look lazy.”
“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.”
“Mammary militia breast feeding en masse in Costa. Puts one off their latte.”
“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 realize is that they have to toughen up.”
“Children are named according to their parents intelligence. They are a social marker, an indicator of vocab, manners, ability, respect.”
It was, however, her remarks regarding old folks that really set things in motion.
“We just have far too many old people. It’s ridiculous to be living in a country where we can put dogs to sleep but not people.”
“Euthanasia vans — just like ice-cream vans — that would come to your home,” Hopkins says “It would all be perfectly charming. They might even have a nice little tune they’d play. I mean this genuinely. I’m super-keen on euthanasia vans. We need to accept that just because medical advances mean we can live longer, it’s not necessarily the right thing to do.”
While she is not the only one to talk about this kind of thing, she is the most public.
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