12/04/2013 04:14 BST

Geri Halliwell: 'I Was Weak To Delete Margaret Thatcher Tweet'

Geri Halliwell has expressed her regret after deleting a tweet in support of Margaret Thatcher, saying she was "weak" and has been left feeling "full of self doubt" following a public backlash.

geri halliwell

The Spice Girl caused a furore in the wake of Thatcher's death earlier this week, when she posted on Twitter: "Thinking of our 1st Lady of girl power ,Margaret Thatcher , a green grocer's daughter who taught me any thing is possible...x."

However, she later removed the tweet, and now in a new blog post, Geri she felt "confused and overwhelmed" by the criticism she faced over the tweet, and a subsequent backlash from some tweeters over not standing by her own viewpoint.

margaret thatcher

"When I'm scared, my natural state is to hide and run for cover,"she wrote. "I questioned myself? Did I really mean what I said? Can I stand tall? Do I even know what I was talking about?

"I realised the best thing to do was to shut up and really get honest with myself. What I hated the most was that I took a tweet down. I had wavered and was full of self-doubt."

She added that she removed the tweet as she was "so afraid" of upsetting people, questioning whether she really knew enough about Thatcher's history.

Geri concluded: "Now I realise that I do admire a woman, whether she is right or wrong, regardless of her opinions.

"She had the courage to stand by her convictions. Not like me. I look at my behavior, which exposed how weak I was under fire, not like Margaret Thatcher. Rest in peace."

hobbit comp

Photo gallery Celebs react to Thatcher's death See Gallery


Photo gallery Celebs react to Thatcher's death See Gallery