Tweet Suggesting Queen Elizabeth ‘Poisoned’ by Prime Minister Sparks Fury

Backlash is mounting on social media after a political Twitter account posted a “disgusting” tweet suggesting that Queen Elizabeth II had been “poisoned.”

The Thursday tweet from PoliticsJOE depicted the ailing monarch shaking arms with the U.Ok’s lately appointed prime minister. The caption learn: “The precise second famend republican Liz Truss poisoned the Queen.”

Though the tweet was rapidly deleted, some Twitter customers posted screenshots of the unique.

Britain was rocked by the information Thursday that the 96-year-old queen’s well being had entered “uncharted territory.” A number of royal members of the family are reportedly en path to Scotland, the place the queen is resting at Balmoral Citadel.

Earlier than PoliticsJOE’s offending tweet was deleted, many social media customers lashed out on the Twitter account, The Day by day Mail reported.

“Completely disgraceful,” somebody wrote in response. “Twitter take this disgusting tweet down.”

Queen Elizabeth II smiles as she excursions the Queen Mom Sq. in Dorset in October 2016. Many are outraged following a tweet from PoliticsJOE suggesting that Britain’s new prime minister had “poisoned” the queen.
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One particular person referred to as for PoliticsJOE to each acknowledge and apologize for the “despicable tweet.”

One other Twitter person wrote: “Wow, completely disgusting and angering. I can’t consider somebody would say that a few woman who has given her complete life, unwavering to our nation and been an absolute rock to everybody in instances on want.

“Sickening. You need to be ashamed of yourselves.”

Some on social media additional alleged that PoliticsJOE had initially doubled down on the tweet earlier than deleting it.

Grassroots group Reasoned UK posted a screenshot of PoliticsJOE’s unique tweet, to which somebody had replied “bit quickly.” To that, PoliticsJOE apparently shot again: “ought to we now have waited till she’s lifeless or what.”

The tweet’s accompanying picture was taken earlier this week when the queen appointed Truss as prime minister. Though the image in query exhibits the queen smiling, sure social media customers quickly sounded the alarm that her proper hand featured a big bruise.

However different, extra uplifting queen-related posts are additionally presently making the rounds on social media. In a single viral video uploaded to TikTok, Prince Harry is seen laughing and speaking along with his grandmother.

The queen’s spokesperson beforehand informed Newsweek that docs have instructed that the monarch keep beneath medical supervision.

“So, that speaks volumes,” spokesperson Dickie Arbiter continued. “That the household have flown up—clearly there may be unimaginable concern. There may be additionally concern within the UK and concern all through the Commonwealth, which the Queen is head of.

“We’re in uncharted territory as a result of up till now Buckingham Palace haven’t commented on the well being of the royal household on this means. So, we now have to attend and see what occurs.”

Newsweek has reached out to PoliticsJOE for remark.