A Daily Mail columnist has been accused of a massive u-turn while writing about the winner of this year's 'The Great British Bake Off'.
Last week Amanda Platell, suggested Muslim mum Nadiya Hussain was only in the final due to political correctness on the part of the BBC.
She added that the latest evictee from the program would still be on the show if "she’d made a chocolate mosque".
Since Hussain was declared the winner, Platell has been accused of a cynical change of heart.
Amanda Platell fears for #GBBO's Nadiya in "cynical world of celebrity" - Rich when it was she who suggested that success was 'cause BBC PC— Andrew Brown (@oneexwidow) October 12, 2015
— Daily Mail Comments (@BestoftheMail) October 10, 2015
Funny, I feel the same about Amanda Platell... pic.twitter.com/ndkVusPxTg— Adam Evans (@A_B_Evans) October 12, 2015
Her new article states: "One of the many appealing things about Nadiya is her solid bedrock of home and family, of traditional values. She is the daughter of a Bangladeshi couple who moved to England in the Seventies to escape poverty.
"Let us hope she and her ‘dreamboat’ husband are grounded in those values, and are sufficiently level-headed not to let fame destroy what they have. And that, while she can become a celebrity Domestic Goddess (and how nearly stardom destroyed Nigella Lawson!), she remains first and foremost a goddess in her own home."
The highest rated comments on the article are...
"I seem to recall Amanda, an article recently written by yourself where you complained her success was a PC stitch-up. You seem to change your opinions as often as I change my underwear. At least have the backbone to adhere to your principles, no matter how odious they may be. Maybe the backlash against the Sun columnist who expressed similar opinions has scared you off a bit?"
"Beep, Beep, Beep, Amanda Platell reversing". Stir up the masses with your "too PC" crap at the beginning of the series, seriously under estimating the British public and now, suddenly, Nadiya is your sweetheart. You should be ashamed."
"Coming from the same reporter that slated her before she won, bit rich."
He wrote: "An obvious subtext to Platell’s story is that the other contestants were favoured, irrespective of the quality of their cake work, because they fulfilled some kind of politically correct quota, such as “Muslim mum” and “gay doctor”.
"But the idea that this could be a deciding factor is undermined by the presence of the third victor, Ian Cumming, for whom the best denigrating epithet that the increasingly desperate Platell can find is “new man”, a phrase last used pejoratively by a woman wearing legwarmers in the early 1980s.
"... it seems the contrived and demonstrably invalid “chocolate mosque” idea was designed to inflame a particular sort of monetisable sentiment, also evident in the provocative headlines composted down from Theresa May’s Conservative conference speech. “Here they are, coming over here, destabilising society and winning Bake Off. With their chocolate mosques."
Here is some of the reaction to Platell's original article...
COLUMN: Amanda Platell here, representing the finest casual, trolling racism the Daily Mail has to offer… pic.twitter.com/VFvA8cs3lH— The DM Reporter (@DMReporter) October 3, 2015
Tosh from Amanda Platell in the Mail complaining that white middle-class Flora not in final of #GBBO whilst Muslims, gays and "new men" are— FashionShark (@WTF_EEK) October 3, 2015
Nauseated by Mail where Amanda Platell says Flora kicked out of #GBBO for being too posh & would have survived if made a chocolate mosque— Rory Cellan-Jones (@ruskin147) October 3, 2015
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How can you possibly watch GBBO and jump to the conclusion that Amanda Platell has? https://t.co/TXGEeHC7GJ— Ian Diley (@IanDileyPH) October 3, 2015
You have to admire Amanda Platell. Not many people could fit racism, sexism *and* homophobia in to one 100 word article but she managed it.— Woodo79 Reloaded (@RetroAperture) October 3, 2015
"We need a piece on Gbbo"
"I don't know much about cooking"October 4, 2015
Racist, Homophobic, Islamophobic; Penned by the noxious Amanda Platell and published in the Daily Mail. https://t.co/riRJroPCMo— Fiona Fairweather (@FFairweather) October 4, 2015