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That bloody woman


It’s very difficult to talk about Katie Hopkins, primarily known for resigning from The Apprentice and engaging in al fresco sex with married fellas, without resorting to schoolyard jibes about her appearance and kicking all the furniture and pets within reach, while simultaneously frothing at the mouth and spitting obscenities. Well that’s the effect she has on me.

Her latest zinger is claiming that Kelly Brook is “a chubster” and that any working woman “can be a size 8” just like her, and that they should just “eat less and move about more”. So far, so simplistic.

I’m not tall, but even at under 6 stone 13lbs/97lbs at one point in my life, I was never a size 8. What I’d like to know, what would she recommend doing in my case, as I am blessed with a sturdy frame? Is someone going to come out with an all new bone-slimming diet? Should I grate myself on a full length sanding block to get my body down to achieve the necessary proportions? Or can I narrow my shoulders and ribcage purely by force of will?

Yet again, we see this lining up of slimness being passed off as virtue, or “if only they can exhibit the same amount of will power as me, then they will be perfect”. Virtue is being kind to people, virtue is not the ability to get into a dress size. If the world is full of tactless TV trolls like Katie, I’m moving to Mars.

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