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Jedward say they've received death threats over their comments on the Queen

Daisy Phillipson

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Jedward say they've received death threats over their comments on the Queen

Featured Image Credit: @jepicpics / Instagram / Kenny Brown / Alamy Stock Photo

Twin pop duo Jedward said they have received death threats after sharing their thoughts on the monarchy.

Following the news that the Queen passed away last Thursday, 8 September, the pair took to Twitter to post a number of tweets including one that said: "Liz truss must have done something on that visit to the Queen!"

A couple of days later, the Irish X Factor stars tweeted: "Abolish the monarchy and give the people real democracy!"

They also took shots at King Charles as a symbol of occupying power in Northern Ireland, writing: "King Charles should hand back the six Irish counties on his visit to Northern Ireland – No war! Just words! It’s time."

Another tweet said in response to the backlash: "FYI we’re Irish, the country that has been oppressed historically by the monarchy! Please study your History! We haven’t said anything but the facts!"

Amid a heavy barrage of criticism, Jedward – real names John and Edward Grimes – took it upon themselves to give people a history lesson while also discussing their rights to express how they feel.

They wrote: "Hi Royalists – British Imperialism was the cause of the Irish famine and millions of deaths around the world. We mourn for them. Sincerely, Ireland.

"Victims of colonisation are entitled to express how they feel! Beyond all the celebratory royal posts & propaganda the majority DGAF.

"People in denial about Britain’s Imperialist past need to get a grip. Change is hard when your education is a censored version of history."

They also questioned why essential services had been impacted by the Queen's funeral, including the closure of food banks and rescheduling of cancer treatments.

While reaction to their posts has been mixed, Jedward said they've since received death threats from those at the extreme end of the royal supporters.

"Psychos are sending us death threats," they wrote, adding, "Your threatening behaviour and criminality will not intimidate us."

Whatever people's stance is on the monarchy, plenty of fans put their views to the side to share their support for the pop duo.

In response to the post, one wrote, "Wow society has come to this! Hope you’re okay! Know that you are truly loved!"

Another said in response to the criticism: "1. You can be sad someone died because they're a person and also criticise their part of horrific things.

"2. Respectfully, do you think the royal family cared about how many lives were lost due to colonialism?"

A third simply wrote: "Yous are my new favourite rebel band."

LADbible has contacted Jedward for a comment.

Topics: X Factor, Music, The Queen, Royal Family, Prince Charles

Daisy Phillipson
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