The controversial pundit has criticised Ennis-Hill after the Olympic gold medallist called for her name to be removed from Sheffield United’s Bramall Lane stand if the footballer were to be re-signed.
“Jessica Ennis is Supreme judge in the court of public opinion. Being able to run fast & jump high makes you super qualified. Who knew?” she wrote on Twitter.
Hopkins’ tweet follows news that Ennis-Hill received rape threats after making a public stand against convicted rapist Ched Evans.
Jessica Ennis is Supreme judge in the court of public opinion. Being able to run fast & jump high makes you super qualified. Who knew?— Katie Hopkins (@KTHopkins) November 16, 2014
South Yorkshire Police have launched an investigation into the online threats, which included messages such as “Saying she will remove her name if Ched Evans is signed. I hope he rapes her” and “@J_Ennis hope Ched Evans gets you you little slut.”
Hopkins waded into the public debate about whether Ched Evans should be allowed to return to Sheffield United permanently earlier this week, tweeting in favour of the player re-signing to the club.
Why campaign against Ched? He served his time - he needs to crack on with his job. If he was a bin man / sandwich maker you'd be OK with it— Katie Hopkins (@KTHopkins) November 12, 2014
She also attacked Sheffield United patron Charlie Webster, who resigned as a patron of the club after Evans was allowed to return to training.
Ched doesn't want to be a role model. He wants to be a footballer. If YOU need to resign to show you disapprove (are jealous) - crack on.— Katie Hopkins (@KTHopkins) November 12, 2014
But her tweets were condemned by a Rape charity for trivialising sexual violence against women and girls.
“Katie Hopkins has evidently built her personal brand on making ill-informed, offensive and hateful public comments,” a spokesperson for Rape Crisis said.
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?'
“In light of the classist and racist views she’s unapologetically voiced, we perhaps shouldn’t be surprised if she now adds rape apology and misogyny to the attitudes she’s willing to espouse in her tireless quest for self-publicity.”
Sarah Green of End Violence Against Women Coalition added that Hopkins’ comments were “profoundly disrespectful to Webster”, who was sexually assaulted as a teenager.