Some self-appointed pundits really ought not to be dispensing punditry on many of the subjects in which they claim expertise. Others should not be dispensing punditry at all. And entering comfortably into the latter category is pro-am motormouth Katie Hopkins, who has today showed the world that her combination of bigotry and idiocy makes her the last person who should be sounding off about anything.
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Ms Hopkins has, predictably, pronounced herself a fan of Combover Crybaby Donald Trump, probably because she can project more of her right-wing intolerance onto him than other politicians. Likewise, more moderate centre-right leaders like Angela Merkel are dismissed as being insufficiently hostile to their opponents, and of course followers of The Prophet. Hatey Katie is not at all keen on all those Scary Muslims (tm).
And on the subject of the German Chancellor, Ms Hopkins was equally unhappy at the idea of people who work hard and pay their taxes getting the vote - if they were the wrong colour or religion: “Angela Merkel plans to stay for forth [sic] term. I guess Angela Merkel will also give new migrants a vote”. That’s her bigotry, intolerance and stupidity in one Tweet. And as for those still stuck in Syria, she didn’t care about them either.
Why so? Well, because she had decided that anyone still in cities like Aleppo shouldn’t be there, and that they could and should have already left - except not for Europe: “Rebels in Aleppo were given opportunity to leave with their families before latest airstrikes. They chose for their kids to stay”. Got a hotline to Bashar al-Assad, have we? That’s Katie for you - just keep those brown people out of her way.
And then came the pièce de résistance, her disappointment at the cast of Hamilton exercising their First Amendment rights. “Free speech. Yes. Lecturing a paying audience. No. #boycottHamiltion”. Even got the hashtag wrong. And no mention of the performance having ended, or of the cast asking the audience not to boo, and to be respectful of Vice President-Elect Mike Pence. That’s too complicated for Katie.
Instead, she doubled down: “Bunch of lovies believing they have the right to lecture VP Elect Pence. What is it with actors and the moral highground? #BoycottHamilton”. Really Katie, it’s “Luvvies”. Mail Online will have to take the search and replace to your copy. And there is another example of basic stupidity at work here, in case you hadn’t figured it out.
Looks like she wasn’t listening: “Delighted to be writing about the Hamilton fiasco later today for @MailOnline ENOUGH of the lovies lecturing the paying public #Hamilton”. Yep, that search and replace will be working overtime. But it will all be in vain. Not only are most of her audience highly unlikely to go and see a musical that is not reassuringly white, but Hamilton is sold out for the next two years. Two years. Sold out. The idea of boycotting a production that is so successful underscores Ms Hopkins’ idiocy.
It was always a possibility that Katie Hopkins was nothing more than a gob on stilts with brain not engaged. Now she has confirmed it. Another talentless clown.