Five best friends – including two brothers – died on Camber Sands beach in Sussex on Wednesday 24 August, after being trapped in quicksand under water.
Whilst tributes and condolences flooded in for the victims’ families, Katie Hopkins has been at the centre of yet another controversy in which even the police reported her.
Sussex police reported Katie Hopkins to Twitter after she conducted a poll mocking the possible identities of five men whose bodies were pulled from the sea at Camber Sands beach.
The bodies were discovered at the East Sussex beach on Wednesday.
After hearing news of the deaths, a Twitter poll was published on Hopkin’s account with the heading: “5 dead at Camber Sands were”. It invited her followers to cast votes out of five options: “Aspiring footballers, mentally ill, fans of Anders Brevik or big fans of inflatables”.
Three friends drowned trying to save two other pals who got into difficulty off Camber Sands, only to be dragged away by a vicious rip tide on the hottest day of the year.
Kenigan Nathan, 19, and Inthushan Sriskantharasa, 23, became trapped in quicksand under the water and the other three swam over to try and rescue them, the brother of one of the victims revealed.
Sriskantharasa, Kenigan – known as Ken – and his brother Kobi Nathan, 22, Nitharsan Ravi, 22, and Kurushanth Srithavarajah, 26, were on a day trip from London.
With Katie Hopkins, is her tweet a sign of a bigger problem within the media industry that provides her with the platform? Sussex Police even said her tweet is “incredibly insensitive”.
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