5 Things Katie Hopkins Could Learn From Zoella
We're totally Team Zoë...
This isn’t the first time Hopkins has come after Zoë – she attacked the vlogger for taking some time away from social media after the news of her hiring a ghost-writer broke back in 2014:
Rather than lashing out at our girl, we reckon the queen of mean should maybe think twice before attacking someone who has a gazillion fans because she’s the exact kind of normal, positive, person we all want in our lives. OMG HOW VERY DARE ZOELLA BE SO LOVELY.
So as she can’t beat ‘em, here are our five Sugg traits that we think Katie needs to learn…
Zoë Sugg’s corner of the internet is a place of happiness. She’s always been open about her personal struggles with anxiety and panic attacks, and uses her experiences to better connect with her fiercely loyal fans, offering advice, support and even just a well-timed hug emoji. She also became the first digital ambassador for mental health charity MIND, AND sang on Band Aid 30.
Katie… well, Katie gained four stone and then lost it again, and once called a nine-year-old autistic girl a t**t.
Hopkins, take note.
2. Sense of humour
Katie Hopkins thinks she’s hilarious. She’s constantly telling people to “get off Twitter if you don’t have a sense of humour”, but we actually don’t think comedy should come from being deliberately upsetting. Shocking, right?
Zoë laughs at herself, not others (see her recent video where she looks back at some of her cringiest teenage photos. It’s amazing), and that’s a skill Ms. Hopkins definitely lacks. Maybe we should get her doing some of Zoë’s accent challenges?
There’s no doubt that Zoella is a positive person. The lifestyle guru commands a huge global reach with a whopping four million subscribers. None of this would be possible without her positivity that resonates so well with her fans. She’s basically the entire world’s adopted big sis.
Hopkins is more the shouty aunt you hope never got that party invite.
4. Team Zoella
People want to hear what Zoella has to say. Her fans respect her opinions and value her advice. Her YouTube vid such as ‘Dealing with Panic Attacks & Anxiety’ & her stance on cyber-bullying offer words of wisdom on real-life issues that affect all of us.
Katie Hopkins on the other hand is probably more into dealing out anxiety issues, rather than dealing with them.
You have to be thick-skinned when you open your life up to a digital audience, and Zoella is no stranger to receiving online abuse.
After the release of her first novel ‘Girl Online’ the writer was attacked for not writing the book alone. Zoella was quick to react (even after receiving some pretty gross personal attacks) and explained she had help from her editorial team – pretty normal in the world of publishing. How much cooler to admit to getting help, rather than just shouting at the world cos you think you already know it all (when all you really know is how to be a totally obvious Twitter troublemaker)?
Yes, we’re looking at you Katie.
By Jen Leeming (@jenrleeming)