Katie Hopkins is outspoken about everything, usually hiding behind her Twitter profile to troll the world like a politically incorrect teenager.
One of the largest recipients of her vitriol? The overweight.
The former army cadet has been incredibly vocal about those who struggle with obesity in the past.
"Would I employ you if you were obese? No I would not," she told The Sun in July 2013. "You would give the wrong impression to the clients of my business.
"I need people to look energetic, professional and efficient. If you are obese you look lazy."
More recently, she hammered "fat mums" for having "fat kids".
"It’s absolutely the parent’s fault that those children are fat," she said on This Morning in October last year. "They need to look in the mirror, look at themselves, and realise it’s their fault."
Katie Hopkins' most offensive moments
Katie Hopkins' most offensive moments
1/16 Katie Hopkins on 'plus size'
'To call yourself 'plus-size' is just a euphemism for being fat. Life is much easier when you're thinner. Big is not beautiful, of course a job comes down to how you look.'
2/16 Katie Hopkins on naming children
‘I think you can tell a great deal from a name. For me, there are certain names that I hear and I think ‘Urgh’. For me, a name is a shortcut of finding out what class that child comes from and makes me ask, ‘Do I want my children to play with them?’ There’s a whole set of things that go with children like that and that’s why I don’t like those sorts of children. ‘Hi, this is my daughter Charmaine’. I hear: ‘Hi, I am thick and ignorant.’’
3/16 Katie Hopkins on gender equality
'Women don't want equal treatment, they couldn't handle it if they got it. It's a tough world out there. What a lot of women are actually looking for is special treatment. What women need to realise is that they have to toughen up.'
4/16 Katie Hopkins on immigration
'I've always said if you go into a school playground and shout Mohammad, you'll probably get 100 children running towards you!"
5/16 Katie Hopkins to Benefits Street's White Dee
'Do you not feel like the patron saint of druggies and dropouts?'
6/16 Katie Hopkins on tattoos
'Are tattoos just a badge for the stupid? For me, and for lots of people like me, when you see tatoos you think of someone who is just looking for attention, who hasn't managed to find a way in their life through conventional means and who is just shouting 'I want attention! I want to be looked at!'
7/16 Katie Hopkins on addiction
‘I don’t believe what Russell Brand says about addiction. I just don’t buy it. Gazza likes drinking, let him crack on. He is enjoying himself.’
8/16 Katie Hopkins on The X Factor
'The X Factor 2013 has ended in a painful showdown between a fat mum in a jumpsuit (Sam Bailey) and a small boy in whatever his mum laid out for him on his bed (Nicholas McDonald)'
9/16 Katie Hopkins on the Egyptian uprising
'The difference between most mothers and me is that I didn’t sit around drinking coffee at baby group for 12 months after the birth of my baby. No, in three weeks I was back in my suit, back at my desk earning profit for my business and I don’t see why other women shouldn’t do the same.'
10/16 Katie Hopkins on maternity leave
'Egyptian uprising continues to look like Bonfire Night. Protest fireworks. Right up there with angry cup cakes.'
11/16 Katie Hopkins on 'gingerism'
'Ginger babies. Like a baby. Just so much harder to love. A ginger person with tattoos called Jayden? The triumvirate of horror!'
12/16 Katie Hopkins on affairs
'I lied to get someone else's husband because I wanted him. I give myself 8 out of 10 for ruthlessness for that one.'
13/16 Katie Hopkins on the elderly
‘Personally I hate mobility scooters. I find their owners intolerable. Ran past a mobility scooter going up hill. Made me giggle. I need to grow up and stop being an arse.’
14/16 Katie Hopkins after the Glasgow helicopter crash
'Life expectancy in Scotland is 59.5. Goodness me. That lot will do anything to avoid working until retirement.'
15/16 Katie Hopkins on Ramadan
'Channel 4 broadcasts Islamic calls to prayer for Ramadan. A 30 day reminder that minority rules in the UK. Any more PC, it'd be a bloody laptop.'
16/16 Katie Hopkins on self-harming
'I am advised by the Twitterati to 'cut myself'. I grazed myself on my house gate yesterday. Will that suffice?'
Now, she’s gone one step further, by deliberately gaining three stone in three months on a 6,500 calorie-a-day diet to prove that weight loss is possible and that the overweight should "stop blaming everyone else for problems they can control".
"So far I have eaten 13 ready meals a day. Chocolate bars, fizzy drinks, curries, chips, cake, cream — I’ve scoffed it all," she wrote in her column for The Sun.
"Living for three months in one room of my house, I have almost stopped moving except to walk from the fridge to the cooker to the sofa and back.
"Eat, sleep, eat, repeat. The only raving I am doing is going raving mad."
"All of a sudden the scales say 11st when they used to say eight. I have watched my body morph from slim to super-size desperately quickly. I now have a belly which measures obese at the clinic and I have thighs that thunder. I also have rolls and folds and more chins than I know what to do with. All that extra food had to go somewhere and I can see every last potato’s worth."
Now, she’s signed up for a controversial two-part documentary set to be broadcast on TLC early in 2015.
"To prove that losing weight is not as hard as some people make out, I'm going from underweight to overweight and back," she said.
However, a spokesperson for TLC seemed a lot less keen that the channel be viewed as endorsing Hopkins’ views.
"This documentary will confront her attitudes and put her beliefs to the test, by following her own physical and emotional journey as she gains and loses weight, whilst exploring the broader issues of body image in our society," they said in a statement.
In an unusually altruistic turn, she also signed her "new fat body" up to do the ALS ice bucket challenge after being nominated by Professor Green. Watch it above.Reuse content