With people literally partying in the streets over the death of Margaret Thatcher, we don’t think Geri Halliwell, aka Ginger Spice, has any reason to apologize for offending anyone. Sadly, the singer, who in a 1996 interview famously called Thatcher the “original Spice Girl,” deleted her lovely tribute after coming under fire online.

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Halliwell’s admiration of Thatcher hasn’t changed over the decades, but her ’90s-era “girl power” is no match for unhinged Thatcher hatred in 2013. How many of these people would argue that they and not Thatcher and Halliwell are the true feminists?

https://twitter.com/megatronchapman/status/321236107251556352

https://twitter.com/imhowlingforyou/status/321236316933206017

https://twitter.com/imhowlingforyou/status/321236376202928129

https://twitter.com/turrhall/status/321236653551263744

https://twitter.com/The_Verth/status/321237065842966530

https://twitter.com/Tinsoldiar/status/321239612481732608

https://twitter.com/raineyforbes/status/321244078710865920

Halliwell managed to disappoint supportive fans by deleting the tweet a couple of hours later, but the day wasn’t over yet.

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Update: This tweet from a supporter is too good not to add.