Journalist Ash Sarkar has doubled down on her criticism of the Titanic submersible trip that ended in tragedy this week, insisting it was “born of hubris”.
Ms Sarkar wrote on Twitter: “What has happened is a tragedy, and I feel immense pity for the families. It’s also a tragedy born of hubris – and it’s not dehumanising to say that the attitude of OceanGate and their ‘move fast and break things’ disdain for safety regulations got these people killed.”
The attack comes after the Corbynista triggered widespread outrage after piggybacking the devastating tragedy to suggest the super-rich should be taxed more.
She said on Twitter: “If the super-rich can spend £250,000 on vanity jaunts 2.4 miles beneath the ocean then they’re not being taxed enough.”
In a further tweet, she added: “We get well-funded public services, they get saved from the consequences of their own hubris. What’s not to like?”
In response, former Labour MP and now-independent peer Lord Ian Austin said: “Look how this virtuous caring communist reacts as five human beings – including a teenager – might be gasping their last breaths and suffering an awful fate.
“And the hard left wonder why people don’t vote for them.”
The back and forth came amid a frantic search effort for the missing submersible, just hours before the five men on board the ship were declared dead.
The 6.7m (22ft)-long OceanGate Expeditions vessel lost communication with tour operators on Sunday while about 435 miles south of St John’s, Newfoundland, during a voyage to the Titanic shipwreck off the coast of Canada.
The sub, which had British billionaire adventurer Hamish Harding on board, reportedly had a 96-hour oxygen supply in case of emergencies.
The US Coast Guard announced on Thursday that rescue teams had found debris from the ship on the ocean floor “consistent with catastrophic loss of the pressure chamber.”
Ms Sarkar also faced backlash from GB News presenter and former Brexit Party MEP Martin Daubney, who said: “What an utterly grotesque tweet.
“People are likely about to die and Ash Sarkar makes this about rich people paying more tax? Have a day off, love.”
Meanwhile, TalkTV presenter Mike Graham said: “Charming from the ‘luxury communist’.”
YouTuber Mahyar Tousi added: “Evil and heartless tweet purely based on envy and hate.”
While Journalist Matthew Stadlen branded it a “vile tweet”.
Comedian Leo Kearse said it was “the left in a nutshell”, adding: “Zero compassion, just seething envy that someone, somewhere has something that they don’t. And instead of working to get rich too, leftists want to make the rich as poor as they are.”
Political commentator, Adrian Hilton said: “Of all the tweets I’ve seen about this unfolding tragedy, I think this is the callous nadir.
“The men who are dying an agonising death are husbands, sons, friends, colleagues, mentors. This is a time for humanity and compassion, not enmity and salvation by taxation.”