Jedward has sparked a furious reaction from former Coronation Street actor Charlie Lawson over the twins’ recent social media posts about the monarchy following the Queen’s death.
Former X Factor stars John and Edward Grimes, 30, called for the abolition of the royal family just days after Charles became king, after his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, died Thursday at Balmoral Castle in Scotland.
The duo took to Twitter on Saturday, demanding that King Charles III “give the people real democracy” and “give back” the six counties of Northern Ireland, just days after the brothers were criticized for sharing “insensitive” health comments. of the Queen before she died.
Now 62-year-old actor Charlie, who played Jim McDonald in Corrie on a number of stints from 1989 to 2018, has responded to Jedward’s tweet that read: ‘King Charles must return the six counties of Ireland during his visit to Northern Ireland – No war! Just words! It’s time.’
Unimpressed: Jedward has sparked a response from former Coronation Street actor Charlie Lawson over the twins’ social media posts about the monarchy following the Queen’s death
The on-screen star replied, “Shut up, bunch of t**ts!!”
The brothers were inundated with reactions from the public that were unimpressed with their stance.
One follower wrote: ‘Is there any chance you guys could just be quiet? It is not for Ireland to call for the abolition of another country’s monarchy. What about Andorra, Belgium, Denmark, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain and Sweden?’
Controversial: John and Edward Grimes, 30, called for abolition of the royal family days after Charles became king, after his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, died in Scotland on Thursday
Other outraged Twitter users added: ‘British business has nothing to do with the Republic of Ireland or Planet Jedward, so do that too’; ‘What does this have to do with Ireland and YOU?’;
‘The monarch does not ‘rule’ in the sense of the word. We are a democracy!’; ‘Guys, you’re embarrassing yourself enough now!’; “Whoever watches out for these two clowns should be reprimanded.”
Another outraged user wrote: ‘I really hope you don’t mean that and this is a pathetic excuse to get clicks. I’m Irish and I don’t think you have anything to say about what the UK wants. Expected better guys.’
‘Happy are you Irish boys, so you don’t have to abolish a monarchy! Chill!,’ another added.
Honest: Irish twins took to Twitter on Saturday to express their views, asking the new king to ‘give the people real democracy’
The monarch’s death was confirmed on Thursday evening, as a Buckingham Palace spokesman said: ‘The Queen died peacefully this afternoon in Balmoral. The King and The Queen Consort remain in Balmoral tonight and return to London tomorrow.”
The Queen’s son, Charles, the former Prince of Wales, is now King Charles III as the world mourns his mother, Britain’s longest reigning monarch.
Jedward’s posts come just days after the couple came under fire on social media for sharing “insensitive” comments about the queen’s health after doctors were said to be “concerned” about her health.
On Thursday, the pair took to Twitter to speculate about the queen’s condition in a series of tweets deemed “inappropriate” by outraged followers.
All of Her Majesty’s children had been rushed to Balmoral today after doctors became ‘concerned’ about her health. Hours later, she died surrounded by her family.
Under fire: The former X Factor duo faced criticism for sharing ‘insensitive’ comments about the queen’s health before she died
In one tweet, they joked that new Prime Minister Liz Truss “must have done something” during her visit to the Queen at Balmoral Castle on Tuesday – citing the decline in Her Majesty’s health.
Their first tweet was, “The Queen is Dead?”
The twins then posted another, which read, “Liz Truss must have been doing something during that visit to the Queen!”
Outraged Twitter users quickly piled on criticism when they criticized the musicians for their “really unfunny” and “inappropriate” comments.
They were furious that Jedward should be “ashamed” and argued that it was not the time for “brutal jokes” as people flocked to condemn the brothers.
‘Inappropriate’: Jedward took to Twitter on Thursday to speculate about the Queen’s health in a series of tweets deemed ‘inappropriate’ by outraged followers
‘Really not funny’: In one tweet they joked that new Prime Minister Liz Truss ‘must have done something’ during her visit to the Queen at Balmoral Castle on Tuesday
With the death of the Queen, Britain and her Commonwealth realms will enter a ten-day period of mourning as millions of her subjects in the UK and abroad come to terms with her passing.
And when her son takes the throne, there will also be a celebration of her historic 70th reign that saw her reach her platinum jubilee this year – a milestone unlikely to be reached again by a British monarch.
Charles, the king, said: ‘The death of my beloved mother, Her Majesty the Queen, is a moment of the greatest sorrow for me and all members of my family.
“We deeply mourn the passing of a beloved sovereign and dearly beloved mother. I know her loss will be deeply felt throughout the country, the rich and the Commonwealth, and by countless people around the world.
“During this period of grief and change, my family and I will be comforted and sustained by our knowledge of the respect and deep affection in which the Queen was held so widely.”
Icon: Queen Elizabeth’s 70-year reign will probably never be surpassed by any other king or queen of England