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Remembering When Katie Hopkins Ended Up Being A Massive Hypocrite Over Kids' Names

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Remembering When Katie Hopkins Ended Up Being A Massive Hypocrite Over Kids' Names

Now that Katie Hopkins has been deported from Australia, people are reminiscing over the British commentator's finest moments.

One of the best and most memorable times is when she took a break from being racist to spending a bit of time being classist.

Back in 2013, Ms Hopkins was invited on UK television show This Morning to talk about children's names.

She revealed, to everyone's shock, that she judges a child pretty severely based on their name.

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"A name, for me, is a short way of working out what class that child comes from," Hopkins said. "[And I can decide from that] do I want my child to play with them?"

Hopkins said she hates names like Charmaine, Chantelle, Chardonnay and Tyler because she reckons they are 'lower class' names.

When TV hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby asked why Katie wouldn't want her children to interact with lower class kids she, again, didn't hold back.

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"It's not just class...There's a whole set of things that go with children like that. They are quite a disruptive influence at school. That's why I don't like those sort of children," the commentator said.

"I target children that I think will be a good influence and curtail friendships with children I think will drag them down."

But it wasn't just class that Katie thought was a negative influence on the naming of one's child.

She also had a problem with trendy 'celebrity' names like Apple, footballers names, seasons of the year, or anything based on a 'geographical' location.

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But Phillip pulled her up on that and pointed out that one of Katie's children is called India.

Credit: ITV/This Morning
Credit: ITV/This Morning

You can pinpoint the moment Katie realises she's been caught out and tries to explain her way out of it, but it never really lands.

Earlier, she admitted that her daughter's name Poppy gets criticised all the time and her point is that everyone is allowed an opinion.

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During this whole affair, she was sat next to author Anna May Mangan, who took a leaf out of Katie's book and really expressed her own opinion.

"I can't believe that you're such an insufferable snob," Mangan said to Ms Hopkins.

"Working class children are doing incredibly well at school. For you to categorise them by their names - which they didn't even choose - is cruel, snooty and unkind and so old fashioned."

Unsurprisngly, a whopping 91 per cent of This Morning viewers disagreed with what Katie said.

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She's back to being Britain's problem after she was booted from Celebrity Big Brother Australia and from the country for flouting hotel quarantine rules.

She bragged about opening her hotel room door naked and maskless to scare quarantine staff.

Ms Hopkins was fined $1,000 yesterday (July 19) and was escorted to the airport to board a plane back to the UK.

Featured Image Credit: ITV/This Morning

Topics: News, Katie Hopkins

Stewart Perrie
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