The Wildest Reactions to The Death of Queen Elizabeth on Twitter
In the hours after the death of Queen Elizabeth was announced, Twitter became an unending scroll of dark and sharply irreverent humor.
Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-ruling monarch in British history, died this afternoon. She was 96 years old. And while her passing was acutely felt in parts of the UK, the grieving doesn’t appear to have crossed the pond.
In fact, the Queen’s death has inspired some incredibly dark jabs at The Royal Family and their mourning subjects. Some cited Britain’s still resonant colonial imprint. Others commented on the stark difference between how Brits and Black Americans are processing the Queen’s death. And others took shots at just how long the Queen ruled and how much of modern human history took place while she was on the throne. Then there are those simply being irreverent for the sake of it, which is turning Twitter into an amazing place to spend some time if the Queen’s death doesn’t mean all that much to you.
To be clear, there’s a pretty broad spectrum of sentiments being expressed on social media right now. It’s not just resentment and it isn’t entirely at the expense of The Royal Family. American celebrities are going through the motions and formalities, extending their sympathies to the UK. But the American public, on the other hand, is having a field day.
Read some of the wildest reactions to the death of Queen Elizabeth II to land on Twitter below.
not yall rebranding colonialism as long-standing relationship https://t.co/2EOarNLufO
— Siffy (@sifanelepotwana) September 8, 2022
The seasoned food diasporas are really cutting up on here today
— Ryan Ken (@Ryan_Ken_Acts) September 8, 2022
British people: how can you laugh at her death?!
Africa & Carribbean twitter; pic.twitter.com/ILIV8pgmKm
— Double D cups-bearer (@romeusity08) September 8, 2022
Irish twitter right now. pic.twitter.com/BzE52SirCn
— 🦋 Pheobe 🦋 (@Mudatimes7) September 8, 2022
Prince Charles seeing his mum on her deathbed pic.twitter.com/uHWvDpjvDa
— ٍ (@Feysal1o) September 8, 2022
couldn’t help but think about when i lost my queen… pic.twitter.com/ZTQp5MzwaH
— pxt (@paulxt) September 8, 2022
“Queen Elizabeth has been placed on Medical-”
— 𝒮𝒾𝑒. (@Cindtrillella) September 8, 2022
pour one out today pic.twitter.com/IoH7boYBzr
— HTTP://BTTM (@lil_slimebucket) September 8, 2022
the corgis seeing their handler walk in today https://t.co/fuYN3E6KKg pic.twitter.com/4uSzjG1V6o
— heartbreaker charles from pokémon (@snidelaughter) September 8, 2022
my sister lives in North Ireland & just texted saying the neighborhood has started lighting fireworks lmaoooooo
— Jess Whitney (@Jessica_Whitney) September 8, 2022
sadly, it is common for the queen to die after colony collapse sets in.
— molly conger (@socialistdogmom) September 8, 2022
queen elizabeth won’t see your funny little tweets abt her dying but her 4 year old great grandson prince louis of cambridge will bc I’m breaking into balmoral castle and reading them all out loud to him
— King Charles #1 Superfan (@KrangTNelson) September 8, 2022
British Twitter-“Have some respect for Queen Elizabeth. Her health is not a joking matter”
Black twitter- pic.twitter.com/QQEwmjw5kC
— Tribblez Stan Account (@marcussniffles_) September 8, 2022
I told my mama the Queen died, she talking about “LATIFAH ????”
— 💗 its j a d e to you bitch (@JadeForeverr_) September 8, 2022
rest in peace Princess Diana you would have loved this
— Carl Kinsella (@TVsCarlKinsella) September 8, 2022
It's weird that Britain is ruled by one unelected person with lifetime tenure. In the United States we have nine of them.
— Aaron (the Give Smart guy) (@BobbyBigWheel) September 8, 2022
Irish and Black Twitter roasting Queen Elizabeth: pic.twitter.com/dVrT6AhfYi
— Jack Russell (@JolietJack) September 8, 2022