Temporarily out of the UK - for which we can all give thanks - pro-am motormouth Katie Hopkins is attempting to build a following in the USA, telling anyone who will listen that all those Scary Muslims™ are coming to get them, and talking in not always hushed tones about the Judeo-Christian heritage she is trying to protect. But even with her current commitments, she is still able to let slip the jealousy and underlying bigotry.
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What set Hatey Katie off this time was the sight of the Duchess of Sussex standing at a first floor balcony overlooking the Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday. What was so wrong with that? But the Duchess is not 100% Whitey. So Hatey used a photo of the Duchess of Cambridge for comparison. “Again, no competition. You can’t buy class”.
Was it racist? If it looks racist, smells racist, and comes from a racist, it probably is racist. It also pointed up the gulf in popularity between Meghan and Ms Hopkins, with a fan of the Duchess pushing back “Katie Hopkins is 43 and looks the same age as 62 year old Teresa May. Only 6 years older than Meghan, but she looks like she could be her grandma”.
Having put down that marker, the memes came in thick and fast. Including the one about Ketamine, Katie, and horses. And a notorious photo from the Hopkins archive.
Yes, it was that notorious photo: there were Harry and Meghan alongside Hatey Katie having an al fresco shag in a field, with the comment “Again, no competition. You can’t buy class”. Some Z-list acts really shouldn’t see the snappers invited.
But that was mild compared to some of the memes that Ms Hopkins’ unwise Royal snipe provoked, like one comparing her to Robbie Savage. Not sure the former Leicester City, Birmingham City, Derby County and (inevitably) Crewe Alex player will like that one.
Then it was back to comparing Hatey Katie unfavourably with the Duchess of Sussex. This was not proving difficult, with the wedding dress comparison wheeled out time and again (Ms Hopkins really shouldn’t have pulled her wedding dress stunt at the Tory Party conference). One observer mused “Like I told you in your previous tweet just after the wedding, I AGREE! There's no competition, you can't buy class. No doubt about it! How old are you? Just 43? Hmm”. That age comparison kept coming up.
Including from a Tweeter in Houston, TX, who took one look and concluded “Apparently you can’t buy decent skin care. How is it possible that you’re a year younger than me and look older than my mom? Is it the racism? It’s probably the racism”.
And a comparison of Hatey Katie with Meghan watching the Remembrance ceremony? It had to come, one Tweeter agreeing “Yup, no competition whatsoever!” before differentiating between the “Lady” and the “Tramp”. Which was which? Have a guess.
But the pièce de résistance came from someone who cited Ms Hopkins’ insolvency agreement. Can’t buy class? Er … “You can’t buy anything”. BOOM! Ouch!
If she’s having such a good time in the USA, perhaps Katie Hopkins could do us all a favour and not use her return ticket. They think she’s so wonderful, they can keep her.
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