Is Katie Hopkins The Most Hated Woman On The Internet?
The outspoken reality star is proving herself one of Twitter's most controversial personalities...
Billing herself as the only candidate to say ‘no to Alan Sugar’, Katie Hopkins has made herself a Twitter target after a host of provocative tweets.
She rattled chains seven years ago in The Apprentice, and made herself known with steadfast behaviour such as this:
Post-Apprentice, Hopkins lost her job at the Met Office stating that she did not meet the required standards to complete her probationary period. She then promptly sold her story to publications including the News Of The World.
Taken to task on television, she was accused of giving “a bad name to business women” by the CEO of Ultimo underwear, Michelle Mone. Check out the jaw-dropping face-off below.
After a spell in I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, Hopkins' disappeared from the public radar for a couple of years, but did attempt to run for parliament. (She won only 0.6% of the local vote.)
She became known to a wider audience after an appearance on This Morning in 2013, where Hopkins’ comments on children’s names made a generally calm and collected Holly Willoughby look like she was about to self combust.
Whether her argument was a PR stunt or not, it certainly helped Hopkins gain a heftier following on Twitter. Since then, she's targeted overweight people, calling them "fatties", and made a documentary called 'Journey to Fat And Back'. Watch a clip below.
Her feed has since become a vocal platform for Hopkins to express her views, often resulting in controversy. In the past month, Hopkins has tweeted the following:
In recent weeks, her scathing thoughts towards X Factor contestants Stereo Kicks have resulted in another wave of public attention. But Stereo Kicks responded in fitting style.
.@KTHopkins I got 3 A*s and a B at A Level. You nob. - Tom
— Stereo Kicks (@StereoKicks) December 1, 2014