British people: why are so many people glad Prince Philip died? What does McDonald's Sprite have to do with this?

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I think some British people are trying to be edgy by speaking ill of the man. Foreigners think that the British are too classy to speak badly of the Queen's husband on the day he died but we haven't been like that for a while. The national argument about Brexit deranged a lot of people here.

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the memes have been hilarious and frankly I don’t think he’d care what people said after he died? nothing I’ve ever heard about that man made me think he cared about average peoples opinions while he was alive

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He was complex character who made a number of controversial comments during his life, race-related typically. On the other hand, he fought the Nazis (literally fought against his family), has hundreds of patronages where thousands of people have benefited and obtained opportunities they never would have and has steadfastly supported the Queen. Social media is toxic. I'm no royalist, but there's basic human decency when someone dies, it has been sorely lacking today.

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Twitter is not all the British people. Twitter is packed with angry folks.

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Who is glad? I’ve seen only an outpouring of sympathy.

Really? We're on 2 different Twitters then. #ripbozo was trending up until it was announced DMX died and there were jokes that McDonald's Sprite killed him. The vast majority of the tweets I've seen have been celebratory.

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I’m British (but live in the US now). I’d say in general there’s a real divide between Sun type readers who love everything about the royal family and the rest of us who can’t deal with the extreme sycophantic media coverage for a man who was well known to be racist and incredibly inappropriate, especially for someone representing our country to the world. Seriously, try logging into anything today (trying to pay bills) and you get every company’s ‘tribute’. I’d recommended googling for a quick overview.

mcdonald’s sprite is so ❇️ spicy ❇️ it did him in is how i take it (man i really want some mcdonald’s sprite now?

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