Okay, so I think this may actually be my first post about something serious,because I kind of feel like this is something I really have to get off my chest.
Anyone reading this from the UK may have seen this video of Katie Hopkins on a tv breakfast television show talking about why she wouldn't let her children play with other children with certain names because she didn't want them mixing with working class children. If you haven't see it, watch it, although it is absolutely sickening.
This video makes me angry for several reasons. First of all, why is this woman being taken seriously when she is clearly a total idiot? She says she doesn't like names based on places, and yet she has called her child India? If nothing else she says proves that her opinions are ridiculous then this must do.
Second, the fact that people agree with her makes me feel depressed. Okay, it is a fairly small number, but still it makes me despair for the sake of humanity. If you look at it, this snobbery is totally illogical. We are all human beings, made of exactly the same parts, and yet some people think they are better because they speak and dress slightly differently, in a way which they deem to be superior.
Every time anyone expresses an opinion like this I have to force myself to take deep breaths and not run up to them and scream in their faces. Personally,I think that all snobs are only like this because they are insecure about themselves, and so they bring other people down to make themselves seem better.
It was this video which made me realise that snobbery is my number one pet hate. Not just class snobbery, but any kind, even music and style snobbery bugs me, although to a much lesser degree. I hate how people always say that listening to pop music is their 'guilty pleasure'. Never in my life have I actually felt bad about listening to pop music, because it isn't harming anyone, and hey, even if it isn't very meaningful it does a damn good job of cheering me up. I'm not saying you have to like it, I can see why it might not be your cup of tea but I feel annoyed that it seems to have been given a lesser status than other types of music.
Phew. Thank you for allowing me to yell my opinions at you, please comment to agree/disagree with me. Or to tell me if the link to video doesn't work, which it might not because blogger seems to hate me.