Phoebe Bridgers has come under fire from fans who criticized her for sharing a statement that said the Queen’s reign had ‘stolen, violated and shocked’ life.
The singer’s job came after the UK’s longest-reigning Queen Elizabeth II, who died ‘peacefully’, at the age of 96, died in Balmoral in Scotland on Thursday.
American singer Phoebe, 28, retweeted an Instagram post that read: “Today we mourn all the stolen, violated and traumatized love that has been damaged and destroyed during the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.”
Several social media users criticized Phoebe for posting the post after Her Majesty’s death, declaring: ‘Let her rest in peace. If you want to criticize her, do so while she breathes.
Bold: Phoebe Bridgers, 28, has come under fire from fans who criticized her for sharing a statement that said the late Queen’s reign ‘stole, violated and shocked’ life.
The post was originally shared by RISEindigenous, an Aboriginal artist initiative that amplifies and advances Aboriginal art and culture.
“Today is a brutal reminder that war criminals will be honored while entire peoples and societies bear the scars of the violent battles of colonial genocide, conquest, religious persecution, and white supremacy.”
Musician Phoebe didn’t add to the same words when she shared the post on her social media page.
Dealing a blow to the post, one person wrote on Twitter: ‘And you’re waiting until her death to say what you think? How appropriate…”
Farewell: The country’s longest-reigning Queen Elizabeth II died at the age of 96, in Balmoral, Scotland, on Thursday.
Another wrote: ‘I don’t care what you did. She’s dead. Let her rest in peace. If you want to criticize her, do so while she breathes. Be respectful.’
Another person said, “But they wouldn’t have said that when she was still breathing.”
While another wrote: “It’s trying to be relevant but unfortunately failed.”
Backlash: The musician didn’t add Phoebe to the same lyrics when she shared the post on her social media page but left some followers unmoved
Another person tweeted: “She is trying to wake up but doesn’t have specific facts to offer about how the Queen did actions that directly caused people to suffer. It does not have any political authority over common law.
Another user protested on social media, “Someone who didn’t study history, I did everything to achieve peace and serenity always after World War II.”
While Phoebe chose to be highly critical of the Queen’s rule, most celebrities shared a heartfelt tribute to the beloved monarch.
Sir Elton John led a torrent of tributes to the Queen after her death on Thursday.
The 75-year-old singer – best known for singing at Princess Diana’s funeral, and performing a remixed version of his song Candle In The Wind – has taken to his Instagram account to mourn the British monarch’s death at the age of 96.
Tribute: Music icon Sir Elton John, 75, said he ‘will miss her very much’ after the Queen’s historic 70-year reign, with a number of stars paying tribute this week
The musician wrote: “Along with the rest of the nation, I am deeply saddened to hear of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth.
She was an inspiring presence to be around and lead the country through some of its greatest and darkest moments with compassion, decency and the warmth of genuine concern.
“Queen Elizabeth has been a huge part of my life from childhood to this day and I will miss her very much.”
Stephen Fry joined the flood of famous faces paying tribute to Her Majesty’s memory by saying he was weeping at the news of the death of Britain’s longest-serving monarch at her home in Balmoral.
The 65-year-old comedian posted on Twitter: “Dear. oh my. oh sky. God save my soul. Oh lore. Die. I don’t know why I cry. Really silly. oh dear.’
Former England footballer Gary Lineker, 61, wrote on Twitter: “This is a very sad day. Her Majesty the Queen has passed away. A truly wonderful woman who served her country with dignity, loyalty and grace. A reassuring presence in the lives of most of us. Rest in peace, Your Majesty.”
All-Stars: Victoria Beckham and Mick Jagger were among the stars who took to social media to honor the Queen.
Victoria Beckham, the 48-year-old Ex-Spice Girls singer, wrote online: “Today is a very sad day not only for our country but for the entire world.
I am deeply saddened by the passing of our beloved King, Her Majesty the Queen.
She will be remembered for her unwavering loyalty and service, and my thoughts are with the Royal Family at this very sad time.
Whoopi Goldberg, 66, recalled her meeting with the Queen and recalling the succession of King Charles III by saying: “Many years ago, I met Queen Elizabeth at The Royal Variety Performance of 2009. When she approached me, all I could think of was WTH?? I’m an American kid of projects and in the company of the Queen of England. I was in awe. Rest in peace. May God protect the King.’
Statement: King Charles III issued this moving statement in response to the death of his ‘beloved mother’ while on the throne today
Sharon Osbourne, 69, appeared on TalkTV Thursday night to say she has a “really heavy heart” this evening.
She told broadcaster Piers Morgan: “You and I and millions of people have grown up with her, and she has always been the tower of strength and dignity for our country which is heartbreaking. I am sad for our country and I am sad for the family.
Many people forget – they are a family, a close-knit family. Grandchildren and children will be completely destroyed.
You represented the force. Why would anyone want to come to Britain? Because of our traditions, because of our royal family. Everything that comes with Britain is historic.
It has persisted and that is what makes Britain different from any other country – our traditions.
“Look what we’ve been through this year celebrating it – that was great – nobody does it like the English do.”
Announcement: Buckingham Palace announced the sad news of the Queen’s death on Thursday