'Fat people are lazy', says Apprentice's Katie Hopkins

The former Apprentice star seems on a mission to make herself even more disliked, as she says overweight people 'look lazy'.

by Michael Northcott
Last Updated: 12 May 2015

Only last week, Katie Hopkins was lambasted for admitting she chooses who her children can play with according to the class assumptions she draws from other children’s names. Nice. Now she’s come out saying she would never employ an obese person ‘because they look lazy’, and it ‘gives the wrong impression’.

Speaking to The Sun newspaper, the 38-year-old consultant said: ‘I bet I’m not the only one who thinks that if you are obese, you should eat less, move more and lose weight. Would I employ you if you were obese? No I would not. You would give the wrong impression to the clients of my business.’ She added that the ideal employee would look ‘energetic professional and efficient’. 

Hopkins went further in her interview with the newspaper, attacking the more generally idle (as she sees it). She said: ‘And I’m sure I’m not alone in thinking that if you are on welfare and don’t have a job, I want you to get off your sofa, throw away the fags and the booze, cancel your subscription to Sky and get out there and make work happen.

‘A job will not fall in your lap. But I guarantee that without the easy money, work becomes less hard to find.’ Of course, all those unemployed who have applied for hundreds of jobs without any luck are failing through idleness, right Katie?

There’s more: ‘Well I am not [terrified of having an opinion]. I have strong opinions and I am not afraid to share them.Frustrated by all this PC claptrap, I stand up for what I believe in. I will call out the lazy, the idle and the ignorant. I will support the hard working, the industrious and the law.’


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