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Peaches Geldof and Katie Hopkins have lively parenting debate on This Morning
Katie Hopkins has appeared on This Morning yet again to discuss her views on the subject of parenting, and this time she had to face fellow celebrity mother Peaches Geldof, who has a different approach to raising her own children: using a method known as attachment parenting.
The tension between the two had built up before they even sat on the sofa together, ranting on Twitter about each other ahead of their appearance on the ITV show.
It kicked off the day before their TV debate when Katie – who is famous for her controversial views on all matters concerning raising children – tempted Peaches into a verbal boxing match on Twitter when she posted: “Today she is Peaches. Tomorrow she is jam.”
Peaches Geldof and Katie Hopkins on This Morning
The daughter of Bob Geldof, however, refused to respond directly to the former Apprentice star.
“I don't even want to reply to Katie Hopkins' desperate, incessant tweeting because it feeds her insatiable lust for recognition,” Peaches posted.
She then referenced the infamous image of herself with her son Astala whose pushchair fell over and happened to be caught on camera, after Katie re-posted it on the social networking site with a comment about her fondness for attachment parenting.
“However her posting low blows like a picture of my son falling from his pram when I tripped over a crack in a pavement has warranted at least a few responses from me.”
She added: “I wouldn't be surprised if she had a shrivelled old pair of balls under that 1980s sloaney tweed skirt.”
Katie had originally written that Peaches “likes attachment parenting until her baby is on the pavement”.
So it was with great tension between them that they sat opposite This Morning's presenters Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield to discuss their opposing views on attachment parenting, a technique that often causes debate in the parenting world.
Peaches recently confessed that she sleeps in a separate bed to husband Tom Cohen so she can sleep with her two children, a method that Katie labelled “crap parenting”.
Sticking up for the practice, Peaches said: “It’s been going on for generations, since mothers were in caves with their babies in caves. They didn’t have strollers. I push my son in one.”
Katie retorted: “Sort of. Out of a stroller. Little accident with the stroller. She likes attachment parenting until the baby’s on the floor on the pavement.”
Katie Hopkins Twitter
Katie Hopkins' tweet about Peaches Geldof's parenting technique
This Morning's host Phillip quickly jumped to Peaches’ defence: “No, everyone can have an accident,” he said.
“Every single mother has had a baby fall from the bed, out of a pram,” Peaches continued. “Most people have done that.”
Phillip then agreed with the 24-year-old, saying that he has had similar things happen with his daughter, to which Katie rebutted: “You probably weren’t on the phone though, were you, Phillip?”
“At least I’m there for my children and not slagging them off in the press, Katie,” Peaches bit back. She then went on to discuss why she chooses attachment parenting, which involves a “loose feeding schedule” but a “really strict bedtime because there are boundaries”.
Katie dismissed Peaches’ claims about the benefits of such a parenting style: “It’s all a bit ‘knit your own Birkenstocks’ for me. AP is just one step away from CR-AP parenting.”
She went on: “I think it’s really important that mums are mums and that they are in control. AP parents think it’s important that you’re there straight away if the baby cries. But I think it’s important to see that, as a mother, you put baby down to sleep and if they want to cry, then they should go for it.”
Katie ended the argument with a quick and concise view on the whole thing: “Attachment parents are crap parents.”
After their heated debate, Peaches shared a picture of herself with Katie in the ITV studio on her Instagram page, with the 38-year-old failing to raise a smile after their TV debate.
“I think we all know who won. She was quaking in her Sloanie old boots. The panto witch finally met her match,” Peaches wrote along with the snap.
She also added on Twitter: “Just saw the Hopkins exiting the This Morning studios with her tail between her legs and a traumatised expression on her face. Finally!!”
“Think I just said to Katie Hopkins live on This Morning what the whole of Britain wants to say to her. YOU LOSE, sucka!!!!”
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Isn't it funny how people think their opinion is THE way, lol.
There is a lot I disagree with, but I don't go shouting it out on telly like I have discovered a FACT.
For anyone who'd like to know my belief read on:
If they are your kids, you raise them, when they become our/my problem then our/my kids will sort them out :)
If you truly love them, raise them to not need sorting out :)
well done girl for seeing off the fame hungry junky , old sourpuss really needs a proper job ... oh I forgot she works for the SUN LOL hahahahahaha
Why is it in this life of Humankind there will always be '****' like Katie who cannot resist telling other people how to live their lives and what they must do,
At least the Geldof woman was born into it and will be part of the media circus. Whereas the other one seems to court any kind of self publicity. Hence, she seems extreme as otherwise no one would ask her. Being normal and nice - when you've nothing else to offer - isn't what TV studio couches require.
I think being called Peaches makes it hard enough to be taken at all seriously. Whereas, ordinary name Katie Hopkins works at an image.
Not for me.
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