'If Peaches Geldof Was A Mother On Benefits Living On A Council Estate...': Katie Hopkins Gets Tweeting

Amid news heroin played a part in the death of Peaches Geldof, former foe Katie Hopkins has stirred the pot on Twitter.

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.”

Katie Hopkins

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?”

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.

Peaches Geldof and Katie Hopkins on 'This Morning'

Peaches Geldof 1989 - 2014