Katie Hopkins slammed as ‘sick’ for mocking Kate Garraway after husband Derek Draper’s death
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Katie Hopkins slammed as ‘sick’ for mocking Kate Garraway after husband Derek Draper’s death

Controversial commentator Katie Hopkins has been criticized for mocking ITV presenter Kate Garraway following the death of her husband Derek Draper.

Draper is believed to be one of the UK’s most unwell COVID patients, having spent 13 months in hospital after contracting the virus in March 2020, and died earlier this month.

In a video posted to to accompany.

Neither claim is true, but the former Apprentice contestant added that “he’s only been dead for a week” as she laughed and drank a glass of red wine.

“8:30 p.m. tonight there’s a documentary on TV that you all need to watch, yes it’s a Kate Garraway documentary so it’s important that I finish on time for you tonight,” she said. -she declared in her message on Saturday.

“And it’s Kate Garraway: Life After Derek.”

She laughed before adding: “There’s also a book she’s putting out to accompany the documentary… he’s only been dead for a week.”

Alongside the video, which has been “viewed” more than four million times according to figures scrutinized by

Draper contracted the disease long before the vaccine was available.

Reacting to the video, presenter Lorraine King described Hopkins as a “sick person”, while comedian Dom Joly said she had “no empathy” and was a “total scammer”.

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Other social media users responded to the video, with some people writing that his comments were “horrible.”

Hopkins was permanently banned from X – then known as Twitter – in 2020 for violating its rules on “abuse and harmful contact”, before reinstated last year.

She used to present on LBC radio, but was sacked after making comments about the Manchester Arena bombing.

She also compared migrants to cockroaches and said she would use helicopter gunships to stop them from crossing borders.