On Thursday evening, the demise of Queen Elizabeth II took the world by storm. The news came from Balmoral about the Queen passing away at the age of 96. People were quick to react as the social media platforms got filled with condolence messages.
Buckingham Palace made the Queen’s passing public late Thursday evening, starting a chain of commiserations coming from athletes and sporting stars, as the world paid tribute to her.
The entertainment industry is also honoring Queen Elizabeth II. She was loved by so many across the globe, particularly in Hollywood. Several movies have been produced about her, and she also starred briefly in many films.
Sir Elton John, a legendary Brit singer, who was given the knighthood by the Queen in 1998, is in a state of deep shock. A statement was shared on his Twitter account that reads in part: “She was an inspiring presence to be around, and led the country through some of our greatest and darkest moments with grace.”
— Elton John (@eltonofficial) September 8, 2022
Dame Helen Mirren, an Oscar winner for the portrayal of her role as the monarch in the historical drama The Queen (2006), stated on Twitter: “We mourn a woman, who, with or without the Crown, was the epitome of nobility.”
Victoria Beckham labeled it not only a grief-stricken day for the whole nation but also for the entire world, stating: “She will be remembered for her steadfast loyalty and service.”
Sir Mick Jagger, another legendary Brit singer, who was controversially knighted in 2003, shared that he still recalls watching the wedding highlights of the Queen on television “as a beautiful young lady, to the much beloved grandmother of the nation.”
For my whole life Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II has always been there. In my childhood I can recall watching her wedding highlights on TV. I remember her as a beautiful young lady, to the much beloved grandmother of the nation. My deepest sympathies are with the Royal family. pic.twitter.com/3JLILZDKwK
— Mick Jagger (@MickJagger) September 8, 2022
Ozzy Osborne also took to Twitter, stating: “The greatest queen,” adding; “With a heavy heart, I say it is devastating the thought of England without Queen Elizabeth II.”
I mourn with my country the passing of our greatest Queen. With a heavy heart I say it is devastating the thought of England without Queen Elizabeth II pic.twitter.com/JZYXGRz2hb
— Ozzy Osbourne (@OzzyOsbourne) September 8, 2022
Barbra Streisand praised the consistency and the respect for the Queen around the globe, ending her Tweet with: “May she rest in peace.”
Sad to hear about the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. She was a constant for us all. Respected around the world. May she rest in peace. Barbra. pic.twitter.com/LCizXL0u1N
— Barbra Streisand (@BarbraStreisand) September 8, 2022
Janet Jackson, an American singer, also shared her sentiments while posting a picture of her handshake with the Queen in 1989.
Whoopi Goldberg, an American TV personality shared her first meeting with the Queen in 2009, stating: “As she approached me, all I could think of was WTH?? I’m an American kid from the projects, and I’m in the company of the Queen of England. I was in awe.”
Paris Hilton and Kris Jenner also showed their respect and have called the Queen “the original girl boss” and “Graceful, dedicated, elegant, unforgettable” respectively.
However, Trevor Sinclair had a different and quite controversial point of view and took a gibe at the Queen. The former English pro footballer stated in a now-deleted Tweet from his Twitter handle, that also has been deactivated, that ‘Racism was outlawed in England in the 60’s & it’s been allowed to thrive so why should black and brown mourn!!’
— 𝐀𝐅𝐂 𝐋𝐔𝐊𝐄 (@gooner1980luke) September 9, 2022
At talkSPORT, Sinclair shares a studio regularly with Simon Jordan and the former owner of Crystal Palace also slammed the racist comments of the ex-midfielder of Manchester City.
He replied to Sinclair’s tweet, stating: ‘Trev, I’m really not sure that is an appropriate thought, let alone tweet, The country has lost a very significant person and respect and value should be the overriding sentiments not division!’
Very rightfully so, the tweet of Trevor Sinclair, a former English Premiere League star, received massive outburst on social media platforms after he quoted that ‘black and brown’ people must refrain from mourning the Queen’s death as she let the racism ‘thrive’ throughout her rule.
Many other co-workers and celebrities also replied to Sinclair’s tweet slamming his unthoughtful comments and showing solitary with Queen.
Georgie Bingham, another former colleague of Sinclair at talkSPORT, was also perplexed equally by the tweet Sinclair posted. She wrote, ‘Bloody hell Trev. What the hell are you thinking?’
The now-deleted tweet by Sinclair got a slamming response from ex-Peterborough forward Aaron McLean. McLean responded by saying: ‘To say I’m confused as to why you’ve felt the need to tweet this is an understatement.’
Former heptathlete Kelly Sotherton also called out Sinclair for his remarks. During her career, Kelly has won 3 Olympic bronze medals.
She added: ‘You should be ashamed of yourself… I have no other words that are appropriate.’
Brian Rose, a British boxer, admitted to having respect for Sinclair in his reply, but he was not out to defend Sinclair’s comments and showed his concerns as well.
Rose wrote: ‘You’re a top fella but this is wrong mate and very bad timing.’
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talkSPORT also came forward in condemning Sinclair’s tweet and also made it clear that the comments made by Sinclair have no association with them and they have reached out to him as the employer and will look into the matter.
They tweeted on their official account saying: ‘We have been trying to make contact with Trevor Sinclair following opinions expressed on his Twitter account. talkSPORT does not support those views expressed and is investigating the matter.’
We have been trying to make contact with Trevor Sinclair following opinions expressed on his Twitter account. talkSPORT does not support those views expressed and is investigating the matter.
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) September 8, 2022
Naturally, it was shocking news for everyone, and apart from celebrities and other luminaries, the general public also shared their sentiments and heaped praise on the Queen.
Victor came forward and made his position as a black man visible and condoned Sinclair’s tweet saying that this left him in shock.
I’m still in shock about @trevor8sinclair as a black man I’m so shocked. I’ve always been taught to be respectful. On the day the Queen died you tweet that. You’ve embarrassed yourself and I feel ashamed you’re involved in the media. Shocking behaviour.
— Victor (@vicramsey85) September 8, 2022
Christina Jordan another Tweetirati called out Sinclair that he doesn’t speak for the black, brown, or any ethnicity, as a matter of fact.
You do not speak for black, brown or anyone else for that matter. What a disgraceful, abhorrent tweet. You should be ashamed but that would require you having an ounce of decency.
— Christina Jordan (@CJordanjb) September 8, 2022
Since the original tweet was deleted and is not available some Tweetiraties were quick to screenshot the comments made by Sinclair.
Darren Scaife posted the image wondering how Sinclair must have been feeling this morning.
— Darren Scaife (@ScaifeDarren) September 9, 2022
The news of the death of Queen Elizabeth II has been dominating the social media platforms since Thursday evening as the commiserations are flooding toward the Royal family. It’s definitely a huge loss, not only for the United Kingdom but for the entire world as Queen Elizabeth II became a living legend. Her stature, elegance, and iconic status might never be matched again. Our sincerest sentiment goes to the Royal family and for their irreparable loss.
Rest in peace Queen Elizabeth II. End of an era!