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Michelle Visage slams pal Katie Hopkins' 'gay icon' dreams

2015-12-01
Professional troll Katie Hopkins has been denounced again by her fellow Celebrity Big Brother housemate and pal, RuPaul's Drag Race favourite Michelle Visage, who says Hopkins has a long way to go before she reaches the "gay icon" status she's been vocal about craving. "You can’t say you want to be a gay icon on one hand and then support Dolce & Gabbana on the other," Visage told The Gay UK, referring to the Italian design pair's now-infamous comments about IVF children of gay parents being "synthetic children". Michelle-Visage-and-Katie-Hopkins "It just doesn’t make sense. And the Holocaust comments, the immigration comments, it’s just too much for me.” The pair struck up a close friendship inside the Celebrity Big Brother house this week, with Visage insisting they were able to stay friends despite their differing views - Visage had described Hopkins' views as "disgusting". Hopkins most recently courted controversy by incorrectly citing statistics in her Daily Mail column that “100% of British Muslims want homosexuality to be banned," and last week fronted up to a panel discussion at Brunel University - only to have the majority of students turn their backs to her, then walk out on her speech. More stories: Charlie by Matthew Zink heat it up with new swimwear shoot BBC nominates homophobic boxer as Sports Personality of the Year