It took Katie Hopkins a matter of minutes to cause offence in the wake of trade union leader Bob Crow’s untimely death.
The controversial Rail, Maritime and Transport union leader Bob Crow was confirmed to have died of a massive heart attack aged just 52 earlier today.
Medics apparently spent an hour trying to save his life.
The union made the announcement in a brief statement.
It read: “It is with the deepest regret that RMT has to confirm that our general secretary Bob Crow sadly passed away in the early hours of this morning.”
Naturally, Hopkins took the inappropriate opportunity to further bolster her campaign to become the UK’s most-hated talking head.
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?'
She started by posting the following tweet on Twitter:
There was a man called Bob Crow. *limerick to follow, after appropriate amount of time for national outpouring of union grief*Katie Hopkins (@KTHopkins) March 11, 2014
The inflammatory post sparked a typically caustic response from her followers, which went something along the lines of this:
@KTHopkins Cheap shotGraham (@bit_fishy) March 11, 2014
@KTHopkins Yeah let's all mock a man whose sole crimes were to get his members a decent wage and try to protect jobsles hammond (@lesthelion) March 11, 2014
Bob Crow: 'Thatcher can rot in hell' https://t.co/imIThh5Jlb Respect?! Don't make me laugh.Katie Hopkins (@KTHopkins) March 11, 2014
Seemingly feeding off of the hate from her own trolls, she then continued with the above, before going for another quick fix:
When I die my detractors will dance or not care. I would expect nothing less. He had no respect for Thatcher. I had no respect for him.Katie Hopkins (@KTHopkins) March 11, 2014
Still, what did everyone expect from the woman who just hours before had posted this:
Lazy parents end up with thick kids. If you can't read this kids - it is probably just as well.Katie Hopkins (@KTHopkins) March 11, 2014
And let’s not forget, she does have a show to promote next week:
Getting limbered up for The Big Debt Row on Ch 5 on Monday. Can't pay and they'll take it away. Stand by for fisticuffs.Katie Hopkins (@KTHopkins) March 11, 2014