The MEP was hounded on Twitter for claiming in a BBC interview that, due to events unfolding in the northern-France port town, it was "only a matter of time before a British holidaymaker gets killed”.
His comments came just hours after it emerged a young Sudanese man had died after being crushed by a truck, the ninth migrant casualty in the region this year so far.
Other users quickly piled in, some accusing the Ukip leader of trivialising the high mortality rate of migrants at Calais themselves.
Ukip did not respond to a request for comment at the time this story went live.
The Huffington Post UK has produced a special report on the crisis in Calais, detailing 14 reasons why people risk their lives to claim asylum in Britain.