Who Is Katie Hopkins, and Why Does She Hate Meghan Markle So Much?
Have you heard about the new documentary on Meghan Markle? It’s a bit controversial, to say the least.
The backlash started almost immediately after a preview of the Australian 60 Minutes was released on Twitter. The snippet offered fans a sneak peek into the tone of the show and let’s just say it isn’t kind to the Duchess of Sussex.
“#Megxit! How Meghan Markle lost her sparkle. From adored to insufferable in less than a year. What went wrong for Meghan, and how it affects hubby Harry. SUNDAY on #60Mins: Inside a Royal crisis. Can the ghost of Princess Diana save a fairytale?” the tweet says.
Perhaps the most controversial part of all is the inclusion of media personality Katie Hopkins. She’s not one for hiding her feelings on Meghan Markle, and some critics have gone so far as to call her a racist white nationalist for things she’s said in the past.
Who is Katie Hopkins?
She called herself the “Biggest b*tch in Britain” in the snippet almost like it’s a badge of honor. Katie Hopkins seems to embrace controversy or at least doesn’t shy away from it.
Katie Hopkins, 44, appeared on the third season of The Apprentice in 2007 and went on to become a columnist for several British newspapers. And it’s not just Meghan Markle she has an issue with. Hopkins has voiced her controversial opinions on divisive topics ranging from politics to social classes, obesity, and race issues. She’s never one to back down from a Twitter fight.
According to Independent, Hopkins has described migrants as “cockroaches” and “feral.” In July, she tweeted “Call me what you wish. Islamophobe. Bigot. Racist. Vile. It matters not. What matters is the fight back for our Christian culture we desperately need to defend.”
Katie Hopkins is not a fan of Meghan Markle
At this point, the Duchess of Sussex has just as many critics as supporters. But Katie Hopkins makes remarks that are especially vicious, a fact which prompted some fans to question why she’d be included in the 60 Minutes exposé.
In the short clip, Hopkins describes Meghan Markle as a “nobody” who “wears bad clothes,” plus agrees with some other haters who are calling Markle a hypocrite. We can only imagine the rest of the documentary contains more inflammatory language from Hopkins.
Meghan Markle’s friends are rushing to her defense
Many of Meghan Markle’s supporters are speaking out against the documentary, saying it’s in poor taste in general. But inviting Hopkins to participate is the thing that’s really making people furious.
Actress Jameela Jamil tweeted: “If you have to bring in Katie Hopkins, you’re scraping the absolute bottom of the barrel, So immediately we can dismiss this trash “entertainment” as *any* form of “journalism.” Are there any POC in this doc other than the woman being bullied?”
She added: “WHERE’S THE DOC ON ANDREW THE PEDO?”
Another Twitter user expressed similar sentiments, saying, “It’s really awesome how you guys are giving a known white nationalist a platform from which to baselessly bash a black princess.”
Fans are also questioning why 60 Minutes is choosing to criticize Meghan Markle instead of covering the more serious story, which is Prince Andrew’s alleged connection to convicted sex offender and pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.