A chip shop owner who poked fun at the Queen’s death on social media and had to be escorted off her premises by police has had his membership in a trade organization revoked.
Police intervened after a mob gathered outside the Jaki Fish and Chip Shop in Muir of Ord, Scotland, after Jacki Pickett shared a video celebrating the death of Her Majesty Elizabeth II.
She popped champagne after Buckingham Palace confirmed the death of the longest-reigning monarch at 6.30pm last night.
A video circulating on the internet has now gone viral.
She held up a plaque that read ‘Lizard Liz is dead and London Bridge has fall’ accompanied by a smiley face.
The National Federation of Fish Fryers (NFFF), which exists to protect the interests of the fish and chip industry, has now acted.
It said: “The NFFF has been made aware of social media posts by one of our members that are extremely distasteful and totally against all values held at the heart of our organization and industry.
“We discussed this as a board and made the decision to revoke this business owner’s membership and we will be writing to her asking her to remove all affiliation with the NFFF from her business, social media and websites.”
In a video that circulated, she opened a bottle of champagne and exclaimed, “Whooo-hoooo. Lizard Is Dead. Whooo-hooo. London Bridge has down. Next step, ladies and gentlemen.”
While the clip was deleted and the chip shop’s Facebook page removed, her actions were widely condemned.
One critic recirculated the video, saying, “Jaki’s fish and chip shop Muir of Ord. What a bloody embarrassment.”
Another contacted a local radio station to ask them to stop advertising the chip shop.
For anyone wondering why Jaki and Muir of Ord are so popular, here’s the video for those who missed it
This lady owns a chip shop and decided to do so in a now-deleted post on her Facebook page pic.twitter.com/vLuHJGtCn2
— Dave (@DavidMackayy) September 8, 2022
“As a small local community, we are disgusted by the behavior of the owner,” the Twitter user said.
Another said: “Such a disgusting and inhumane thing. Just because you feel a certain way about the death of someone so respected around the world is not the time to speak out.”
A Police Scotland spokesman said: “Just after 8.30pm on Thursday, September 8 officers visited a shop on Seaforth Road in Muir of Ord after a large crowd was reported in the area.
“Officers remained at the scene to ensure the safety of everyone present and the group then dispersed peacefully.
“No further police action was required.”
The video comes after she boasted about receiving an award from King Charles on her website.
She said: “As a young mom, I attended a lot of events and also volunteered, even skydiving to raise money to build a skate park, calling a rent strike to clean up the houses in the area I lived in to bring up to date. and visiting Prince Charles’ office in London to accept an award.”
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/21368514.lizard-liz-dead-scots-chip-shop-owner-kicked-trade-group-celebration-queens-death/?ref=rss Video of fish and chip shop owner mocking Queen’s death goes viral