The former Apprentice star asked her 163,000 followers: “If Peaches was a mother on benefits living in a council estate, would you all still be wearing your ‘right on’ badge with such pride?"
She then clarifies: “A ‘right on’ badge is what people wear when they say stuff they think people want to hear – normally Guardian types.”
If Peaches was a mother on benefits living on a council estate, would you all still be wearing your 'right on' badge with such pride?— Katie Hopkins (@KTHopkins) May 1, 2014
A 'right on' badge is what people wear when they say stuff they think people want to hear - normally Guardian types.— Katie Hopkins (@KTHopkins) May 1, 2014
Geldof, 25, was found dead in her £1m Kent home last month with her 11-month-old son Phaedra by her side.
At the opening of her inquest in Gravesend, Detective Chief Inspector Paul Fotheringham, of the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate, said a post-mortem examination was inconclusive, prompting further tests.
But he told the hearing: "Recent use of heroin and the levels identified were likely to have played a role in her death."
Hopkins’s comments – and the implied sneer at those expressing sympathy for the tragic star – ignited the usual firestorm on Twitter.
While many branded Hopkins “sick” and worse – others pointed out Peaches “got personal too”.
Meanwhile others simply reminded her: “Put the claws away, two kids no longer have a mother for fucks sake,” and urged her to leave the tragic socialite in peace.
SmilingHerbert makes the salient point: “What label do you use for those who gouge out a career for making ludicrous public statements purely designed to get attention?”
@KTHopkins what label do you use for those who gouge out a career by making ludicrous public statements purely designed to get attention?— Smiling Herbert (@SmilingHerbert) May 1, 2014
Peaches famously defeated Katie during a debate on ‘This Morning’ and the duo’s public spat continued long after their heated argument over Peaches’ employment of ‘attachment parenting’, a method which focuses on keeping children close to their mother at all times.