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Backlash after Jedward tweet 'abolish the monarchy' days after Queen's death

#Abolish Jedward! Furious backlash against ‘disgusting’ and ‘disrespectful’ pop twins grows after couple tweeted ‘abolish monarchy’ within days of queen’s death

  • John and Edward Grimes, 30, sparked outrage after criticism of the royal family
  • The duo tweeted: ‘Abolish the monarchy and give the people real democracy!’
  • People have been telling the ‘talentless’ and ‘irrelevant’ singers to stay out of politics
  • Previously came under fire for ‘insensitive’ comments about Queen’s health the morning before she died at Balmoral Castle at age 96
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‘Abolish Jedward’ is trending on Twitter amid outrage that the twin singers called for the abolition of the monarchy just days after the Queen’s death.

Irish brothers John and Edward Grimes, known collectively as Jedward, have been met with disapproval in recent days after a slew of Tweets blaming the British monarchy for “suppressing” their country.

They were also criticized for sharing “insensitive” comments about the Queen’s health the morning before she died, when they joked that Prime Minister Liz Truss “should have done something” during her visit to Balmoral on Tuesday.

And now people are throwing them online after they tweeted Saturday: ‘Abolish the monarchy and give the people real democracy!’

Social media users are calling for the former X-Factor duo, 30, to self-describe, describing them as “talented,” “unpleasant” and “irrelevant.”

One person tweeted, “I value Jedward’s political insights about as much as their sense of music and fashion.”

Irish twins John and Edward Grimes have sparked disapproval in recent days after a slew of tweets criticizing the British monarchy

Irish twins John and Edward Grimes have sparked disapproval in recent days after a slew of tweets criticizing the British monarchy

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The former X Factor singers have sparked outrage with their tweets about the monarchy in recent days, with #AbolishJedward now trending

The former X Factor singers have sparked outrage with their tweets about the monarchy in recent days, with #AbolishJedward now trending

The former X Factor singers have sparked outrage with their tweets about the monarchy in recent days, with #AbolishJedward now trending

Another asked, “When are you two going to grow up and act your age instead of acting like two annoying brats?”

A third said, “I’d say you should stick with the music, but you were terrible at that too.”

The tweet, which has more than 50,000 likes, also gained some support, with one person replying: “Not to disagree in an ideological sense, but in practice it would be difficult.”

Jayne Ross added: ‘They speak the truth’.

But others wondered why the brothers, who were born in Dublin, were meddling in issues of British democracy.

Carol Donaldson said, ‘What does this have to do with Ireland and YOU?’

The singing duo was previously criticized for making 'insensitive' comments about the queen's health the morning before she died

The singing duo was previously criticized for making 'insensitive' comments about the queen's health the morning before she died

The singing duo was previously criticized for making ‘insensitive’ comments about the queen’s health the morning before she died

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Others wondered why the Irish twins were so outraged at the existence of a monarchy in Britain

Others wondered why the Irish twins were so outraged at the existence of a monarchy in Britain

Others wondered why the Irish twins were so outraged at the existence of a monarchy in Britain

The pair were very outspoken and critical of the role the monarchy played in British imperialism, even calling on King Charles, who automatically became the new monarch on Thursday after his mother’s death, to “return the six Irish counties to his visit to Northern Ireland.

King Charles III will make his first official visit to Northern Ireland on Tuesday, when he and Camilla will fly to Belfast and travel to Hillsborough Castle.

The King and Queen will meet with the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and Stormont’s party leaders.

After receiving a message of condolence led by the Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly, they travel to St Anne’s Cathedral for a contemplation service, where they will be joined by Prime Minister Liz Truss.

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Jedward has tweeted a slew of tweets in recent days criticizing the monarchy and 'British imperialism'

Jedward has tweeted a slew of tweets in recent days criticizing the monarchy and 'British imperialism'

Jedward has tweeted a slew of tweets in recent days criticizing the monarchy and ‘British imperialism’

King Charles III and the Queen Consort will travel to Northern Ireland on Tuesday as part of their tour of the United Kingdom's four nations.  Pictured during a trip to Belfast in 2019

King Charles III and the Queen Consort will travel to Northern Ireland on Tuesday as part of their tour of the United Kingdom's four nations.  Pictured during a trip to Belfast in 2019

King Charles III and the Queen Consort will travel to Northern Ireland on Tuesday as part of their tour of the United Kingdom’s four nations. Pictured during a trip to Belfast in 2019

King Charles will also attend services in England, Scotland and Wales this week ahead of his mother’s funeral next Monday.

Today, after hearing tribute to his mother from MPs and colleagues and addressing them as monarch for the first time, he will travel to Edinburgh to follow the hearse to St Giles’ Cathedral.

From 7:20 p.m., he will perform the Vigil of The Princes with his brothers, while the audience can walk past the coffin and pay their respects.

The MailOnline has reached out to Jedward’s representatives for comment.

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