'DESPICABLE': Internet rages about PoliticsJOE's tweet about how the late Queen was 'poisoned' by UK PM Liz Truss
'Hey @PoliticsJOE_UK I hope you're going to issue an acknowledgement and an apology for this despicable tweet,' read one angry tweet
ABERDEENSHIRE, SCOTLAND: The Politics JOE Twitter account sparked outrage after sending a derogatory tweet about Liz Truss and the late Queen, which was later deleted. The political arm of the Joe news outlet tweeted a photo of newly-appointed Prime Minister Liz Truss meeting Queen Elizabeth II at Balmoral on September 6, but claimed it was the moment she was "poisoned."
The tweet came just minutes after Buckingham Palace had announced on Thursday, September 8 that Queen Elizabeth II, 96, had been placed under medical supervision at Balmoral after royal doctors became concerned about her health.
A statement from Buckingham Palace:https://t.co/2x2oD289nL— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) September 8, 2022
The statement issued by The Royal Family reads, "Following further evaluation this morning, The Queen's doctors are concerned for Her Majesty's health and have recommended she remain under medical supervision. The Queen remains comfortable and at Balmoral." According to a spokesperson, it was confirmed that Prince Charles, Camilla, and Prince William had rushed to Scotland to be with Her Majesty during her last hours.
The Queen received immense love on social media after the royal family posted photos of her meeting with Liz Truss at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, where she invited the newly elected Conservative Party leader to become prime minister. The 96-year-old monarch, who has struggled with mobility issues, held the royal audience for the first time not at Buckingham Palace but at her Aberdeenshire retreat.
Soon after the announcement about her health, the sickening tweet shared by the Politics JOE Twitter account was deleted. The tweet had captioned the photo capturing the historic moment as, "The exact moment renowned republican Liz Truss poisoned the queen."
Social media users reacted angrily, calling the account "despicable" and requesting an apology from the page. One user tweeted, "YOU ARE A DISGRACE @PoliticsJOE_UK. Shame on you." Another wrote, "And @PoliticsJOE_UK quickly assumes it’s default position - in the gutter." One user wrote,"@PoliticsJOE_UK you should be fucking ashamed of yourselves." One tweeted, "Wow, absolutely disgusting and angering. I cannot believe someone would say that about a lady who has given her entire life, unwavering to our country and been an absolute rock to everyone in times on need. Sickening. @PoliticsJOE_UK you should be ashamed of yourselves." People also demanded an apology from the Politics JOE page. One user tweeted, "Hey @PoliticsJOE_UK I hope you're going to issue an acknowledgement and an apology for this despicable tweet." One user tagged Twitter and asked to take the page down. He wrote, "Absolutely disgraceful @Twitter take this disgusting tweet down."
Wow, absolutely disgusting and angering. I cannot believe someone would say that about a lady who has given her entire life, unwavering to our country and been an absolute rock to everyone in times on need.— Mark Clayton (@MarkClayton1984) September 8, 2022
Sickening. @PoliticsJOE_UK you should be ashamed of yourselves.
Absolutely disgraceful @Twitter take this disgusting tweet down.— sirtessofextreamlyfedupwiththisloonyworldwelivein (@TessaOutlook) September 8, 2022