What a snob! Mum judges children by their names
Businesswoman Katie Hopkins infuriated hosts on a morning show in the UK after she declared that she judged her children's friends by their names.PT3M14S http://www.essentialbaby.com.au/action/externalEmbeddedPlayer?id=d-2pgea 620 349 July 5, 2013
Woe betide any children called Tyler. Or Charmaine. A UK reality star has declared that such names are lower class - and she doesn’t want her children to play with ‘those’ kind of people.
Yes, this woman actually admitted this on national television.
Speaking on morning news program This Morning, Katie Hopkins explained to host Holly Willoughby that “you can tell a great deal from a name”.
Katie Hopkins on television program This Morning.
“I do judge children by their names ... For me, a name is a shortcut of finding out what class that child comes from”
“It lets me make very quick decisions about whether these are the sort of children I want my children playing with.”
Names that Hopkins has put on her hit list include Chantelle, Charmaine, Chardonnay and Tyler. She also singled out geographical names like Brooklyn, footballer’s names, and celebrity-inspired names like Apple.
Co-host Phillip Schofield than pointed out – with some mirth – that one of Hopkins’s children is named India.
The Tylers of the world, claims Hopkins, tend to be disruptive at school: “I don’t like those kinds of children”.
“I tend to think that children who have intelligent names tend to have fairly intelligent parents and they make much better playdates for my children.”
Hopkins claim that “everyone does it” was ignored by Willoughby, who pleaded, "Listen to what you are saying. You judge children on names. That’s extraordinary".
One only has to visit the Essential Baby names forum to see that gently mocking unique and unusual names is a popular Australia sport. But we’re yet to hear of anyone who’s actually declined playdates because a classmate is called Epponee-Rae (or my real-life favourite: Apryl).
Hell, if Dick Swett can become US ambassador to Denmark I’m sure little Tyler is in with a fighting chance too.
And not content with upsetting half of the British population, Hopkins has now enraged the rest of the country by telling a newspaper that she’d never employ a fat person. The question is – would anybody want to work for her?