What would be the ultimate Twitter troll fight? How long would it last? How low would the protagonists stoop? And, most importantly, who would win? Well, now we have the answers to all those questions, after the two closest to being professional Twitter trolls clashed, or at least one of them did.
Both (c) Doc Hackenbush 2014
In the Blue Corner, from a suitably upmarket and exclusive address somewhere in Manhattan, we have (thankfully) former Tory MP Louise Mensch, now a Sun columnist of no known reliability. And, also in the Blue Corner, we have professional motormouth Katie Hopkins, also a Sun columnist. There can only be one winner.
The bar for this scrap was set low by Ms Hopkins; Ms Mensch soon set it a lot lower. So it’s game on, and Katie to throw first. “Just been asked a question by a very fat child. Have to explain that I don’t answer fat children”. That’s breathtakingly unpleasant. Would madam in NYC care to comment?
You betcha, says Sarah: “[Katie Hopkins] you are as ugly on the inside as you are on the outside. Picking on children? New low”. Some might wonder if Ms Mensch has any room to call out anyone – even Ms Hopkins – over being rather less pleasant on the inside, but that’s a particularly nasty riposte.
What would Katie say to that? Well, she wouldn’t: after all, Louise Mensch had taken more than two days to pick up on her Tweet. Katie had decided to, as Tone might have put it, “move on”. Louise had another go: “Katie Hopkins belittled an overweight child. Wonder why? Stigma from growing up as ugly as she did? Soured her?”
At least Ms Hopkins is comfortable enough in her own skin not to go under the knife and decline to come clean about it afterwards. And she was still unmoved, so Ms Mensch went again: “[Katie Hopkins] you are, you know, a very ugly women indeed. You will remain ugly if you lose weight. Your nose is disfiguringly vile”.
Yes folks, we’re in full meow and claws out territory, but still Ms Hopkins was unmoved. Perhaps Ms Mensch should read what she said on an unrelated subject: “I really do not give one little jot what you think. I don’t give offence. You choose to take it. Make better choices”. Smackdown!
And, as for all the “ugly” comments, she doesn’t care about those either: “I am about as hot as a menopausal chicken” [eagle eyed readers may enjoy the comment in response about the KFC bargain bucket]. It’s not easy to get the better of a professional troll who just doesn’t care.
So there you have it, folks: Katie Hopkins is the clear winner of the ultimate Twitter troll fight. The appallingly vain Louise Mensch should take note how the real trolls do it. Or, of course, she could just shut it and stick to the chick-lit.
Is there a Samaritans agency in up town Manhattan?
Sounds like someone there needs a bit of help. Caught the Guido disease possibly?
"Louise Mensch @LouiseMensch 4h3 hours ago
@bilbocroft @peterjukes yes, I am sobbing gently into my six figure advance"
Could explain many things? Could be as much or more than the NOTW paid their astrologer (their highest paid employee?)? And Glen Mulcaire?
Rob, that depends on where she's putting the decimal point.
Or even what the advance pertains to?
Can't imagine the advantage of paying up front for a chic lite penny dreadful book?
Or would it be a sort of retainer like the reported deal Max Clifford offered from Ms Brooks of News International fame?
Louise Mensch is alright by me. I wouldn't put her on the same level as Katie Hopkins. I've not seen her use the same pejorative terms, or mock dead refugees, etc.
The biggest "crime" Mensch committed was walking out on her commitment to the people of Corby. They had a very good MP (Phil Hope) before she took his seat, and it is dishonest to contest a seat if you know there's a good chance you won't see out the five year term.
Phil Hope had done many good things for Corby, helping regenerate a town that was starting to decay a little. A fine constituency MP, and I say this as someone who is not a Labour supporter.
But Louise's selfish act in no way compares with the vile hatred that Katie spews out on a daily basis.
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