Katie Hopkins: Leave Peaches' family to grieve
Katie Hopkins says her silence is the best way to give her condolences to rival Peaches Geldof's family following her tragic death
Katie Hopkins says Peaches Geldof's family need to be left alone to grieve her tragic death.
The outspoken star - who famously clashed with Peaches in a TV debate on 'This Morning' last year - has been unusually quiet on social media about the late 25 year old socialite's sudden death on Monday (07.04.14), and she has now revealed her silence is her way of paying her respects to Peaches' family.
Writing in her column for The Sun newspaper, Katie blasted other celebrities for making a "spectacle" of death by rushing to Twitter to share their condolences and feels a dignified silence is the best tribute she can make.
She wrote: "Social media has changed the game and celebrities play it well. They have taken it upon themselves to lead the nation in its grief - like a bishop at a state funeral.
"I refused to be part of this revolting spectacle.
"[Peaches' father] Bob, her husband and the children need to be left in private to clutch on to anything that keeps them afloat. We can feel dreadful for them without providing commentary at the horrible spectacle of it all."
The former 'Apprentice' contestant went on to praise Peaches - who leaves behind two children, Astala, 23 months, and 11-month-old Phaedra - for being a formidable opponent in their TV debate.
She added: "Peaches and I met once, on a TV sofa in central London. We were strangers and remained adversaries. Peaches didn't want a tweet from me. She didn't welcome it. She certainly didn't need it in death. She was tough enough not to seek approval from anyone. I admire that trait in others."