In an uncharacteristically sincere move, the former Apprentice star has done away with inflammatory statements on the premature passing of the socialite, who was found dead at her home in Kent aged just 25 on Monday.
Instead, she’s opted for a tasteful column, in which she points out that Geldof, who she famously faced off against on the This Morning couch after disagreeing with the young mother-of-two’s adoption of attachment parenting techniques, wouldn’t have wanted her to tweet about her death.
"Death is a strange thing," she begins. "Despite it being part of everyday life, we still find it hard to come to terms with. Mostly we prefer not to think about it, hoping we die in our sleep — old, fat and happy. But death at 25 is shocking.
Katie Hopkins' most offensive moments
Katie Hopkins' most offensive moments
1/16 Katie Hopkins on 'plus size'
'To call yourself 'plus-size' is just a euphemism for being fat. Life is much easier when you're thinner. Big is not beautiful, of course a job comes down to how you look.'
2/16 Katie Hopkins on naming children
‘I think you can tell a great deal from a name. For me, there are certain names that I hear and I think ‘Urgh’. For me, a name is a shortcut of finding out what class that child comes from and makes me ask, ‘Do I want my children to play with them?’ There’s a whole set of things that go with children like that and that’s why I don’t like those sorts of children. ‘Hi, this is my daughter Charmaine’. I hear: ‘Hi, I am thick and ignorant.’’
3/16 Katie Hopkins on gender equality
'Women don't want equal treatment, they couldn't handle it if they got it. It's a tough world out there. What a lot of women are actually looking for is special treatment. What women need to realise is that they have to toughen up.'
4/16 Katie Hopkins on immigration
'I've always said if you go into a school playground and shout Mohammad, you'll probably get 100 children running towards you!"
5/16 Katie Hopkins to Benefits Street's White Dee
'Do you not feel like the patron saint of druggies and dropouts?'
6/16 Katie Hopkins on tattoos
'Are tattoos just a badge for the stupid? For me, and for lots of people like me, when you see tatoos you think of someone who is just looking for attention, who hasn't managed to find a way in their life through conventional means and who is just shouting 'I want attention! I want to be looked at!'
7/16 Katie Hopkins on addiction
‘I don’t believe what Russell Brand says about addiction. I just don’t buy it. Gazza likes drinking, let him crack on. He is enjoying himself.’
8/16 Katie Hopkins on The X Factor
'The X Factor 2013 has ended in a painful showdown between a fat mum in a jumpsuit (Sam Bailey) and a small boy in whatever his mum laid out for him on his bed (Nicholas McDonald)'
9/16 Katie Hopkins on the Egyptian uprising
'The difference between most mothers and me is that I didn’t sit around drinking coffee at baby group for 12 months after the birth of my baby. No, in three weeks I was back in my suit, back at my desk earning profit for my business and I don’t see why other women shouldn’t do the same.'
10/16 Katie Hopkins on maternity leave
'Egyptian uprising continues to look like Bonfire Night. Protest fireworks. Right up there with angry cup cakes.'
11/16 Katie Hopkins on 'gingerism'
'Ginger babies. Like a baby. Just so much harder to love. A ginger person with tattoos called Jayden? The triumvirate of horror!'
12/16 Katie Hopkins on affairs
'I lied to get someone else's husband because I wanted him. I give myself 8 out of 10 for ruthlessness for that one.'
13/16 Katie Hopkins on the elderly
‘Personally I hate mobility scooters. I find their owners intolerable. Ran past a mobility scooter going up hill. Made me giggle. I need to grow up and stop being an arse.’
14/16 Katie Hopkins after the Glasgow helicopter crash
'Life expectancy in Scotland is 59.5. Goodness me. That lot will do anything to avoid working until retirement.'
15/16 Katie Hopkins on Ramadan
'Channel 4 broadcasts Islamic calls to prayer for Ramadan. A 30 day reminder that minority rules in the UK. Any more PC, it'd be a bloody laptop.'
16/16 Katie Hopkins on self-harming
'I am advised by the Twitterati to 'cut myself'. I grazed myself on my house gate yesterday. Will that suffice?'
"Most fall to a stunned silence at the news, disbelieving at first. But celebrities scramble to their Twitter accounts, rushing to outdo each other in public display of distress."
She then listed a number of famous names, like Gok Wan and Myleene Klass, who felt the need to comment on her passing, despite never knowing the socialite in person. Hopkins herself had come under fire for failing to acknowledge Geldof’s passing publicly.
"I watched them try to outbid each other in a public auction of affection and held my tongue," she continued for The Sun. "'What a cow,' said one. 'Where is your support for Peaches?' and 'Have you an ounce of sympathy in your nasty little heart?' said another.
"One tabloid managed to cobble together a full-page article from those spitting venom on Twitter that I hadn’t gushed sadness all over social media.
"A magazine offered me a fee to comment on her death.
"That is not how decent people behave in Britain. In the UK it is stiff upper lip and tears at the crematorium."
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She went on to describe how other cultures grieve for the deceased and how social media has "changed the game".
"Celebrities play it well. They have taken it upon themselves to lead the nation in its grief — like a bishop at a state funeral. Celebrities are the new priests of pain. I refused to be part of this revolting spectacle."
Describing her own personal experience of Peaches Geldof, she wrote: "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 in life. She certainly didn’t need it in death. She was tough enough not to seek approval from anyone. I admire that trait in others."
She even went as far as to stress the need for the media and the famous alike to allow the Geldof family their right to grieve in private.
"Now Sir 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."
But of course, she couldn’t resist a quick reference to Peaches’ mother, Paula Yates’ untimely death after a heroin overdose in 2000.
"Growing up without a mum brought heartbreak into Peaches’ life. Her death threatens to do the same for her boys. History has done a terrible thing and repeated itself. When everything seems lost for one poor family, there is only dignity to hold on to and privacy to give. Sir Bob kept his dignity with words of raw despair."
"I offer privacy with silence," she concluded. "Peaches didn’t need tweets from celebrities or strangers — she just needed a mother’s love."
Watch Katie Hopkins and Peaches Geldof's now famous This Morning debate below.