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People online have been absolutely tearing into a song that has been recorded to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee. You can see a snippet of the song in all of it’s – let’s say – glory below.
Well, it’s quite something, isn’t it?
The song, entitled ‘Thank You Your Majesty’, is set to the tune of ‘Go West’ by the Village People, and it’s the brainchild of Chris Miller, who owns the Air Raid Café in High Wycombe.
That’s exactly what it sounds like - a café that is set up like an air raid shelter with gas masks and everything.
Honestly, the Second World War wasn’t a great time for anyone, and there’s probably precious little to be nostalgic about, particularly if you weren’t even alive.
However, let’s start with the positive stuff, because sympathy for the song has been pretty thin on the ground judging by the early reaction online.
It’s been created for charity, with proceeds from the song set to go to Rennie Grove, a fantastic organisation that provides hospice care in Buckinghamshire and West Hertfordshire.
It features residents of a local care home, as well as a World War Two veteran called John Pearce who is obviously very pleased to be involved.
He told Talk TV: “She was a real inspiration during the war and has continued to lead by example."
OK, while all of that is great, the reaction to the video online has been pretty harsh to say the least.
Since the video was shared hundreds of people have had their say, and some of it is unbelievably negative.
To be fair, it is a pretty excruciating watch.
When you throw in the ingrained cynicism of the internet, that antipathy really does get cranked up to 11.
One person wrote: “This is the worst thing I have ever seen and I used to clean s*** off dead bodies for a living.”
Jeez, tell us what you really think.
Another person commented: “As a farm boy I had to tow swollen dead pigs through a trench of s*** up to my hips and can confirm this is worse.”
People can be cruel, can’t they?
A third said: “I think it's very disrespectful to our Queen to take the p*** like this.”
Someone else simply commented: “It's cringe and sounds like garbage.”
OK, it’s not exactly constructive criticism, is it?
That having been said, they haven’t really helped themselves out here.
Still, let’s remember the main thing, whether you’re into it or not, they’re trying to raise a bit of cash for hospice care, and that’s to be applauded, even if many haven’t bought into their jingoistic jubilee tune.
If you dare, you can buy the single on Amazon now.
Remember, it is all for a good cause.
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