Pebbles' Walk of Shame
This is what George FM Breakfast envisioned when Pebbles left her job on Tuesday.
Pebbles Hooper resigned from her role as the co-editor of the New Zealand Herald's Weekend gossip column Spy after the massive fallout from her tweet below.
The tweet described the accidental gassing deaths of a mother and her three children in Ashburton as "natural selection".
She removed the tweet a short time later and attempted to justify her choice of words.
"I deeply regret any distress caused to the family. I apologise for my wording and take responsibility for upsetting those involved, and I was careless in my actions," she wrote.
"The issue I regrettably tried to raise was about parental negligence and the precautions needed to ensure the safety of those who are unable to care for themselves.
"I never aimed to target or isolate this issue to one family. Again, for my actions and have the family in my thoughts."
Hooper later deactivated her Twitter account.