Lily Allen hits back at bully Katie Hopkins

War of words ... Katie Hopkins and Lily Allen.
War of words ... Katie Hopkins and Lily Allen. 

She was last heard in the media debating Peaches Geldof attachment parenting, but “rent a gob” Katie Hopkins is back in the spotlight after berating Lily Allen and other stars over their pregnancy weight gain.

And while we don’t like to give publicity to someone who seems to thrive on bullying other women over their parenting choices, we had to share Allen’s great responses to Hopkins’s comments.

It all began when Hopkins gave an inflammatory interview with Heat magazine.

Cover chic ... Lily Allen on UK <i>Elle</i> March, 2014.
Cover chic ... Lily Allen on UK Elle March, 2014. 

"I quite liked her when she was singing and kind of interesting and then she went off to tell us all about being a mother," the reality TV star said.

"She was removing herself from the spotlight because she wanted to be a mother and that largely involved gaining two stone and looking pretty hideous.

"So then she decided that was boring and now she wasn't going to be a mother any more, she was going to be a singer.”

She also stated that "Like Peaches, [Allen] is just famous for having a famous dad", referencing Allen’s father, British actor and comedian Keith Allen.

It didn’t take long for Allen to fire back via Twitter.

"Katie Hopkins: I am not famous for having a famous dad, I doubt that most of my fan base have a clue who my father is," she wrote.

The pop star, who lost a son six months into her pregnancy in 2010, and who is now a mum to daughters Ethel, two, and Marnie, 1, added: "Yes, after tragically losing a child so late into my pregnancy I may have gained a few pounds. I am one of many that find comfort in food."

"The two pregnancies that followed were terrifying because of what had happened before and I was pretty much on bed rest for 20 months.

"I wasn't exercising because I didn't want to take any risks, and, funnily enough, the survival of my children felt more important than being thin.”

"Can somebody tell me what Katie Hopkins does except go on telly slagging off girls half her age?”

Later the singer returned to delete her tweets, but not before explaining her outburst: "Sorry about that, but my babies are a touchy subject and I gave her exactly what she wanted by responding. I am now going to delete it all."

But Allen seemed to have saved the best til last, later writing: “Oh, and whilst ‘weighing me up’. Fat shaming, you were a stone out, I gained 3 not 2. And hey, look I’m on the cover of Elle this month!”

The spat came days after Allen admitted that being a stay-at-home mum wasn’t all she’d thought it would be.

The singer seemed to have planned to retire from singing after the birth of her children, but returned with her new song “Hard Out Here” in November last year.

She recently told France’s NRJ Radio, “I thought I'd be a really happy mum just sitting at home, playing with my kids – that was my dream.”

"I love my children, but I'm a very impatient, busy person naturally, so two babies, neither of them can talk, it was quite boring! Staying at home all day, talking to people that can't talk back.

“I didn't realise how much of a creative person I am and that I need somewhere to put my creativity."

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