Northern Ireland Coronation Street actor Charlie Lawson has responded to a tweet by Irish pop duo Jedward, who are beating King Charles III. called for the six counties of Northern Ireland to be “returned”.
The twins tweeted on Saturday: “King Charles should return the six counties of Ireland on his visit to Northern Ireland – No War! only words! It’s time.”
Fermanagh actor Lawson replied the next day: “Shut up you two idiots!!”
His answer drew both support and criticism, with one user accusing Lawson of being a “snowflake,” while others responding that his answer was “well said.”
The former soap star was recently chosen to present live coverage of the July 12 marches alongside former DUP leader and First Minister Dame Arlene Foster.
Lawson was also invited to light an Eleventh Night bonfire in Co Fermanagh ahead of this year’s celebrations on July 12th.
It was later confirmed that his involvement in lighting the bonfire was under investigation by the Environment Agency over claims that the pyre contained “waste”.
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In the days following the death of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, the Dublin twins Jedward have been vocal about their anti-monarchist views.
On the day of the Queen’s death, they tweeted: “Liz Truss must have done something on this visit to the Queen!” a comment that sparked outrage from some on the internet.
The couple – who have been at odds with Piers Morgan for several years – also checked the British broadcaster’s name, adding: “Abolish the monarchy and give the people real democracy!”
Noting that some critics might not realize they are Irish, they also wrote: “FYI we are Irish ☘️ the country historically oppressed by the monarchy! Please study your story! We have said nothing but the facts!”
In response to the barrage of criticism they have received in recent days, they added that they had received death threats.
They also said: “Hello Royalists – British imperialism was the cause of the Irish famine and caused millions of deaths around the world. We mourn them. Sincerely, Ireland.”
https://www.independent.ie/style/celebrity/celebrity-news/corrie-actor-charlie-lawson-hits-out-at-jedward-for-calling-on-britains-king-charles-to-hand-back-six-counties-41984222.html Coronation Street actor Charlie Lawson lashes out at Jedward for urging Britain’s King Charles to “give back six counties”.