Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations are well underway, but her jubilee hasn’t deterred Paddy the Baddy from sharing his ‘proper mad’ opinion about the Royals.
The English mixed martial artist, 27, made the revelations in a recent interview in which he was asked to explain the Royal Family to Americans.
The sportsman didn’t hold back and began by saying: “Well, I don’t like any of the Royal Family.”
He continued: “The Royal Family is mad, lad. It’s proper mad. Because they get paid for who they are. To just exist.
"We pay loads of taxes and it's like yeah, let's get her house fixed up.”
The host replied: ‘It’s like a built-in reality show,’ and Paddy agreed.
However, TikTok users did not agree with the MMA fighter.
One commented: “Wrong. The royals actually make more money than they get in allowance [sic].”
A second agreed, adding: “The royal family generate £22 billion a year towards tourism…… well leave that there [sic].”
A third added: “Not sure if getting a ufc fighter to explain what the royal family do for the uk is a good idea [sic].”
A fourth referenced the duties carried out by the Royal Family, writing: “Not true at all lol I’m not a lover of the royals but any means but they do more for this country than just ‘existing’ [sic].”
A fifth wrote: “Around 2bn a year in tourism. too many knocks to the head and not enough reading laa [sic].”
Meanwhile, a sixth referenced the jobs members of the Royal Family have held over the years.
They wrote: “I mean Harry done tours in Afghanistan. Prince Phillip was in the Royal Navy and also in the RAF and William was in the RAF [sic].”
However, there were people who agreed with the 27-year-old.
One wrote: “He’s right, we pay for everything,” with another adding: “He’s so right.”
A third agreed, writing: “Love this guy, he is right on what he says.”
Paddy’s comments come after a report by YouGov found that support for the Royal Family has dramatically fallen since the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012.
As reported by ITV News, 73 percent of those surveyed said that they supported the Monarchy, compared to just 62 percent in 2022.
The biggest change since 2012 has been in how younger people view the Monarchy.
In 2012, 59 percent of 18 to 23-year-olds were in favour of the Royal Family, but in 2022, that number has dropped to just 33 percent.
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