Kerry Katona’s daughter and mother have blasted Fathers4Justice after the campaigners claimed the former Atomic Kitten star has ‘blood on her hands’ after the death of ex-husband George Kay.
Kay, 39, was married to Katona for three years and died from an apparent drug overdose on Saturday.
Social media users were left furious after men’s rights activists Fathers4Justice tweeted the mother-of-five today, saying she had ‘blood on her hands.’
The tweet said: ‘Tragic news about the passing of George Kay who came to Fathers4Justice for help. He was heartbroken after @KerryKatona7 denied him access to daughter Dylan-Jorge
‘Katona’s not ‘heartbroken’. She has blood on her hands. Matt O’C #RIP’
The campaigners also posted a letter claiming Kay begged Katona to see his daughter Dylan-Jorge (DJ), aged 5, but was denied.
Katona’s 17-year-old daughter Molly slammed the tweet, saying it was ‘disgusting’ and ‘extremely insensitive.’
Former rugby league star Kay, 39, was married to Katona for three years and they died from an apparent drug overdose on Saturday
The men’s rights campaigners tweeted out their controversial views about George Kay
Kerry Katona’s daughter 17-year-old daughter described the statement as ‘disgusting’ and ‘extremely insensitive’
Molly’s tweets were supported by Kerry Katona’s mother Sue Katona who said it was ‘so true’
Social media users reacted with absolute fury to the tweet. With many asking them to be taken down
She said: ‘I suggest take this tweet down, how dare you make statements this disguisting at such a vulnerable time, your accusations are innacurate nd extremely insensitive. I truly hope you never find yourself in this kind of situation. Vile words from a vile person you should be ashamed.’
Molly was supported by Katona’s mother Sue Katona who said ‘so true’ in another tweet.
Fans also piled in to lambast the post from Fathers4Justice – who are best known for dressing up in superhero costumes to protest for father’s rights – imploring them to take it down and describing it as ‘disgusting.’
One said: ‘What an awful thing to say blood on her hands, disgusting comment.
And another social media user said: ‘Wow I’m no fan but that is harsh tweet to make.’
While another Twitter user said: ‘This tweet should be removed immediately…what a nasty, horrible thing to say and tarnishes the reputation of your organisation!
‘He was a troubled man, clearly. I don’t doubt he was heartbroken but to blame his ex who knew the extent of his troubles is horrid.’
Kerry Katona’s fans have been flooding the singer’s Instagram account with their condolences after she posted a video of her daughter dancing to the song Heaven the day after the child’s father George Kay died.
Fathers4Justice also posted a letter claiming George Kay had begged Kerry Katona to see their daughter DJ
Yesterday, the Atomic Kitten star shared a clip of five-year-old Dylan-Jorge moving to the emotional track by Todrick Hall who sings about being ‘here today and gone tomorrow’.
The mother-of-five’s followers inundated the post’s comment section with their sympathies – many referring to the heartbreaking lyrics.
Vanessa Broster wrote: ‘So sad for her and you. The irony what she was dancing to. Rip George.’
Kay, who had a long history of drug abuse, was pronounced dead aged 39 on arrival at hospital on Friday, but this news only emerged today.
It is unclear whether Dylan-Jorge knew of her father’s death at the time of either the recording or posting of the video.
Tragic: Kerry Katona’s ex husband George Kay has died at the age of 39 following a drug overdose (pictured together in July 2013)
Yesterday, the Atomic Kitten star shared a clip of five-year-old Dylan-Jorge moving to the emotional track by Todrick Hall who sings about being ‘here today and gone tomorrow’
Kate Emily Baker commented: ‘So beautiful. Sorry for your loss. Almost like he was telling her.’
Katona’s former partner is father to her youngest daughter Dylan-Jorge, five, and the mother-of-five is ‘heartbroken’ over his death, according to
Emotional chorus of Heaven by Todrick Hall
And if there’s a heaven
I know the angels gotta be listening
Somebody tell them
That there’s something we’ve gotta be missing
I don’t know if I’ll see my tomorrow
If I do, Lord, take my soul
And when I get in
I promise to send out a message from heaven
A source close to Katona told the publication: ‘Kerry was told this afternoon that George suffered an overdose and was taken to hospital, but was declared dead on arrival.’
‘No one yet knows what he overdosed on or whether it was intentional or an accident.
‘Kerry is heartbroken, he’s DJ’s dad and she loved him once. She can’t bear the thought of explaining to her daughter what has happened.’
MailOnline has contacted Kay and Katona’s representative’s for comment.
Just weeks before his death, George shared an image of himself and Dylan-Jorge on his Facebook page alongside the caption: ‘Daddy loves you always xxx.’
Expressing her condolences to the late star, Big Brother’s Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace wrote on Twitter: ‘Omg this is so so very sad.’
‘Love you always’: Just weeks before his death, George shared an image of himself and Dylan-Jorge on his Facebook page alongside the caption: ‘Daddy loves you always xxx’
Tragic: George, who had a long history of drug abuse, was reportedly pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital on Friday (pictured September 2015)
Heartbreaking: Expressing her condolences to the late star, Big Brother’s Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace wrote on Twitter: ‘Omg this is so so very sad’
Katona married Kay in September 2014, months after giving birth to Dylan-Jorge however the couple divorced in 2017.
There had reportedly been a restraining order issued keeping George away from Katona at the time of his death.
Kay and Katona initially met during their teenage years at at Padgate High School in Warrington where they were childhood sweethearts.
The former couple rekindled their romance during their thirties while Katona was on her book tour for Too Much Too Young and Kay worked as her security guard.
During their three-year marriage Kay battled mental health issues and Katona later claimed that he had been violent towards her throughout their relationship.
She previously split from him in October 2015 after thirteen months together and a month later appeared in court accusing him of beating her up at their home, after allegedly arming himself with a Taser-style device and a knife.
Former couple: Katona married Kay in September 2014, months after giving birth to Dylan-Jorge however the couple divorced in 2017 (pictured in May 2015)
However he was later acquitted after prosecutors revealed that they didn’t have enough evidence to secure a conviction.
A matter of months later, the pair first sparked reconciliation rumours when they were spotted out together with their daughter Dylan-Jorge.
The couple were so determined to make their relationship work and appeared on the reality show In Therapy last year to talk through their issues.
Children: Kerry is a doting mother to five – she has two daughters with ex Westlife partner Brian McFadden Molly, 16, and Lilly-Sue, 14. She also shares Heidi, 10, and Maxwell, nine, with second husband Mark Croft (pictured in May 2017)
They even blissfully renewed their wedding vows in November 2016.
Speaking shortly after the reconciliation, Kerry insisted to
She explained: ‘There was never a restraining order, that was reported incorrectly.’
‘He was allowed to come and pick up DJ when he wanted. I’ve never felt threatened. I’ve been no angel in this either. I can get angry and mad, too’, she added. However, the pair officially called it quits and divorced in 2017.
Kerry is a doting mother to five – she has two daughters with ex Westlife partner Brian McFadden Molly, 16, and Lilly-Sue, 14.
She also shares Heidi, 10, and Maxwell, nine, with second husband Mark Croft.
Struggles: During their three-year marriage George battled mental health issues and Kerry later claimed that he had been violent towards her throughout their relationship
Rekindled: The former couple rekindled their romance during their thirties while Kerry was on her book tour for Too Much Too Young and George worked as her security guard