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Katie Hopkins criticized Meghan Markle—and Twitter made her into a meme

It couldn't have happened to a nicer person.

 

Stacey Ritzen

Internet Culture

Published May 25, 2018   Updated May 21, 2021, 2:58 pm CDT

For those unfamiliar, Katie Hopkins is a conservative British media personality, Trump supporter, and—some would say— a professional troll who first rose to fame as the “villain” of her season of the UK Apprentice in 2007. Since then, she has been a staple in British newspapers and tabloids as a lightning rod for controversy due to her unpopular opinions about immigrants, and people of color in general.

In addition to those lovely qualities, Hopkins also gained notoriety in 2015 for a TLC program called My Fat Story, in which she purposely gained and lost around 40 pounds to essentially stick it to overweight people.

Which brings us to today. While many in the UK celebrated the Royal Wedding last weekend, Hopkins, on the other hand, took to Twitter to express her distaste with the whole thing—specifically with the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, who happens to be biracial.

Shortly after the wedding, Hopkins posted the following tweet comparing Markle to her sister-in-law Kate Middleton on her own wedding day.

https://twitter.com/KTHopkins/status/997841195165454337

People were quick to jump on Hopkins over the tweet. And since she already started with the unnecessary low blows, one person observed that there’s only seven years difference in age between Hopkins and Markle.

Now, we all know that shaming a woman, or anyone for that matter, for their appearance is obviously a slippery slope. As the week went on, however, Hopkins continued attacking Markle on social media, while others piled on to mock her over her age.

And at that point folks, it just boils down to reaping what you sow. Some pointed out the difference between Hopkins and celebrities who happen to be just a few years older than her.

https://twitter.com/faenshady/status/998616786718179329

https://twitter.com/bwaymegan/status/999353378550505472

Some people compared Hopkins to women who are much older, ostensibly to demonstrate that she doesn’t look much younger.

https://twitter.com/chalhoubmark/status/998234210564534278

And eventually, the whole thing evolved into a full-blown meme.

https://twitter.com/weaintboyz/status/998582076948602881

https://twitter.com/capstrio/status/998293438155149318

Once again, the justice of the internet was swift and merciless. What can we say, it couldn’t have happened to a nicer person.

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*First Published: May 25, 2018, 9:07 am CDT