Katie Hopkins slammed for ‘hypocritical’ Caroline Flack tweet after the TV star’s tragic suicide

Katie Hopkins has faced backlash after she asked her Twitter followers if Caroline Flack’s tragic suicide will only encourage people to “be kind” to “people you agree with”.

The outspoken media personality, 45, posed the question about trolling – a topic which is being widely debated online after Caroline, 40, shared a quote urging her followers to “be kind” months before her tragic suicide.

Posing the question to her one million Twitter followers, Katie Hopkins shared two photos of her picking up a fake award recently, where she was labelled a c*** in the prank.

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Above the images she wrote: “Oh, how we all laughed. Will #CarolinesLaw just be for people you agree with?”

But, her critics were soon to pick up on the “hypocritical” nature of Katie’s tweet, as Katie has been accused for trolling people online herself.

One wrote: “Is Katie Hopkins seriously playing the victim card?? Really?? Someone got embarrassed and doesn’t have a smarmy comeback for this one” [sic]


Another scathed: “The racist and hate filled bile that made most of your speech shows that you deserve everything you get thrown at you. You are part of the problem not the solution”. [sic]

While a third pointed out: “You’re a massive bully and part of this whole thing! You shame people when they feel low! You now trying to make yourself feel better by posting this!”[sic]

And another said: “Katie Hopkins makes a living writing and saying hateful things about people under the guise of ‘free speech’. People need protection against her, not the other way round.” [sic]

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Katie’s divisive tweet comes months after it was revealed that Little Mix star Jesy Nelson attempted suicide after she was targeted by Katie Hopkins on Twitter in 2013.

In the Little Mix singer’s touching documentary, Odd One Out, Jesy, 28, revealed the cruel tweet by the controversial star was one of the abusive posts which she received after a performance on The X Factor.

The post in question from Katie read: “Packet Mix have still got a chubber in their ranks. Less Little Mix. More Pick n Mix.” [sic]

Speaking in her documentary Odd One Out, Jesy revealed the tweets caused her to make an attempt on her own life. She said: “All I remember at that time is [thinking] what's the f**king point?

“I’ve starved myself for a week and I'm still getting called fat. I could be the skinniest girl in the world and this is never going to go away.

“That is the pinnacle point for me when I got severely depressed and it just spiralled out of control.”

Breaking down in tears, Jesy continued: “I was sat in bed thinking 'this is never going to go. I'm going to constantly wake up and feel sad for the rest of my life so what is the point in being here? There is no point in waking up and feeling sad everyday'.

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“I physically couldn't tolerate the pain anymore. It feels constantly constantly heartbroken. I remember feeling this has to go away and it was the first time I thought I'm going to do this, I'm going to end this.”

Jesy recounted how she “took as many tablets as she could” and went to bed before her boyfriend at the time woke her up and asked why she was crying.

The stunning singer then added how she told her boyfriend at the time: “I just want to die. I just want it to go away."

Luckily, her now ex-boyfriend successfully attempted to force Jesy to make herself sick while he called an ambulance, with doctors saying he had saved her life.

If you have been affected by this story, you can call the Samaritans on 116 123 or visit www.samaritans.org.

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