Geri Halliwell is not happy with herself.
After the former U.K. prime minister passed away on Monday, Halliwell tweeted: Thinking of our 1st Lady of girl power, Margaret Thatcher, a green grocer's daughter who taught me any thing is possible...x."
The singer subsequently took it down after it generated some negative feedback from folks who evidently didn't share the same opinion.
Now Halliwell has posted a note on her website stating that she "was so afraid of upsetting people" and felt "confused and overwhelmed" by the criticism.
"When I'm scared, my natural state is to hide and run for cover," she wrote. "I questioned myself? Did I really mean what I said? Can I stand tall? Do I even know what I was talking about?"
She added, "What I hated the most was that I took a tweet down. I had wavered and was full of self-doubt."
Halliwell concluded by saying, "Now I realise that I do admire a woman, whether she is right or wrong, regardless of her opinions. She had the courage to stand by her convictions. Not like me. I look at my behavior, which exposed how weak I was under fire, not like Margaret Thatcher. Rest in peace."