Katie Hopkins and her tweets are controversial at the best of times, but the former The Apprentice contestant has left fans of Little Mix singer Jesy Nelson outraged after a tweet she sent the star back in 2013 was aired during new BBC One documentary, Odd One Out.
As the documentary aired, which is about the relentless online trolling Jesy has experienced since finding fame on the X-Factor and joining Little Mix, Jesy Nelson’s boyfriend Chris Hughes hit out at Hopkins on Twitter calling her a ‘b***h’ and sending a middle finger emoji, but then deleted the message.
In response Hopkins hit back at Hughes tweeting, ‘Brilliant by Boyfriend of #OddOneOut #JesyNelson.
‘As the show aired on BBC One tonight, Chris tweeted Hopkins calling her a ‘b***h’ and sending a middle finger emoji. Not the sharpest tool in the shed are we dear?’
As fans’ outrage at Hopkins’ cruel jibe at Jesy from 2013 grew online, Hughes retorted, ‘I wasn’t lying’, prompting Hopkins to take a further swipe at his pop-star girlfriend saying: ‘No, my love. You are right. This is Twitter. And you were sharing your opinion to which you are perfectly entitled.
‘Unlike others, I accept that if you put yourself out there, not all the comments you receive will be positive.’
But what was the content of Hopkins’ original tweet about Jesy that has left fans of the singer so shocked?
What did Katie Hopkins tweet about Jesy Nelson?
In the new BBC One documentary, 28-year-old Jesy heartbreakingly reveals her battle with social media trolling and bravely shares that she attempted suicide due to the relentless online bullying she experienced.
In one scene, the documentary revisits a tweet sent by Hopkins after Jesy performed with Little Mix on the X-Factor in 2013.
Hopkins tweeted: ‘Packet Mix have still got a chubbier in their ranks. Less Little Mix. More Pick n Mix.’
Speaking about the Hopkins tweet, Jesy confessed on the show: ‘All I remember feeling at that time is, “what’s the f***ing point?”.
‘I’ve starved myself for a week and I’m still getting called fat. I could be the skinniest girl in the world and this is never going to go away.’
Watching the documentary and reacting live online to the heart-wrenching scenes, one fan tweeted: ‘@KTHopkins Katie, I hope you are feeling proud with yourself tonight after watching #OddOneOut with #JesyNelson . What you did and tweeted was despicable. But you have to live with yourself.. good luck [sic].’
Sharing a similar sentiment, another fan said: ‘I hope katie Hopkins is thoroughy ashamed of herself for fuelling what poor #jesynelson was going through. Although sadly KH was not alone in the attacks [sic].’
Jesy Nelson’s Odd One Out is now available to view on BBC iPlayer.
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