Calling Katie Hopkins a troll is an insult to trolls

It’s always been only a matter of time before terms previously confined to the internet join the mainstream. “Troll” is one such term, and while former Apprentice contestant Katie Hopkins may be described as a number of things, a troll is definitely not one of them. The fact that she clearly believes that children with supposedly working-class names are more likely to cause disruption in the classroom means that she’s not a troll, because trolling is about saying things purely to derive a reaction. When Hopkins expresses disdain for names such as Brooklyn because they have a geographical connection she actually means it. (True, her daughter is called India, but presumably she’s forgotten that India is also a place.)

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