Katie Hopkins: what fat people need is a kick up the arse


Katie Hopkins is at it again…speaking the truth.

Of course useful taxpayer funded troughers like Boyd Swinburn and hi pals would say that her attitudes are outrageous and if they could just have more funding they could design some new taxes to tax people thin.

The bottom line is Katie Hopkins is right…fat people do need a kick up the arse.>

Katie has just finished filming My Fat Story, a two-part series for the TLC television network, for which she piled on 4st (half her body weight) and ate her way through a staggering 13 ready meals daily to prove how easy it was to shed the pounds. “I’ve always criticised fat people, so I decided to put my money where my mouth is,” says the newly slimmed-down Katie, who believes that obese people are the architects of their own misfortune.

She has little sympathy with the recent EU ruling on obesity as a disability. It’s her belief there’s too much “sympathy, tea and tears” around Britain’s spiralling obesity epidemic, which costs the NHS more than £6 billion a year. “All fat people want is an excuse,” she says. “But fatties have the one thing disabled people don’t have. They have choice. Nobody’s forcing them to shovel food in their faces.” If she sees a morbidly obese person in a disabled parking bay, Katie plans to have this very conversation with them. “The institutions keep offering excuses but what fat people need is a kick up the a—,” she says.

Poverty or lack of education are no defence. “We went to Aldi, did the shop and proved the point,” she says. Katie, who believes there is no such thing as a happy fat person – they’re simply in denial – was appalled to discover recently that some British mothers were feeding their offspring liquidised Chinese and Indian takeaways. “You sit there and you go, ‘No! It can’t be true!’ ” she says. “But that’s what’s going on outside our cutesy little bubble.”  

And a message for the Boyd Swinburns of our society.

Doctors may question the science of Katie’s rapid weight gain – and loss – in My Fat Story, but Katie believes it’s because they’re mired in political correctness. “I’m never going to make The Lancet or the British Medical Journal,” she says. “But as soon as the camera goes off, doctors say, ‘You’re right. Fat people eat too much.’ ”

Anybody, she argues, can lose weight, and to prove the point she brought in a “fat club” of four, who included Amy, a stay-at-home mum, and Tracey, an unemployed 50-year-old who previously had cancer and currently suffers with arthritis. “I was trying to hit all the categories of people who have an excuse,” says Katie, who sent out an advertisement to her 269,000 Twitter followers (the response was overwhelming).

And the excuses?

Health excuses cut no ice with her. The ex-army girl who dreamt of being “Britain’s next major-general” is an epileptic who made 29 night-time trips to A & E last year alone to have her dislocated arms “put back in” (such setbacks only make her more resolute – she likes to be in her running shoes by 8am). “Perhaps that’s why I’m tough on people at times,” says Katie, whose army career ended after her epilepsy was spotted. “It’s because I have my own sense of perspective.” Her weight gain robbed her of all dignity, she says. “I was just this pathetic epileptic who looked fat and ugly and was everything I hated.”

The lesson here is instead of making excuses, and whining to media about how hard done by you are for eating all the pies, get off your fat arse and start at least walking.


– The Telegraph

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