Kevin Bridges Sparks Fury as Scottish Comic Jokes About Queen’s Death During ‘Shameful!’ | Celebrity News | Showbiz and television
Kevin Bridges, 35, has come under fire after mocking the death of Queen Elizabeth II by associating it with the cost of living crisis during a performance last night. The Glasgow comic Scottish show took place despite the huge outpouring of grief across the country following the tragic news.
According to reports, Kevin joked that the monarch “won’t be the only old woman to die this winter.”
The quip is believed to have been made in reference to the current cost of living crisis and rising energy bills.
According to the Mirror, Kevin said: “Good evening on this historic evening.
“It’s the fortieth time I’ve performed in this venue, so I’m sure you’ll hear about it all over the morning papers, on the front page of the Daily Telegraph.”
He laughed and continued: “Anyway, welcome to the only fucking show in Britain that’s on tonight.
“Doors were at 6:30 p.m. and she hung on, that’s what she would have wanted, so welcome.”
The comedian would have aroused applause and laughter from his audience.
He then allegedly added: “I’m doing it for Lizzie and I wore a black suit as a tribute. Probably the last show before going back to lockdown.”
Kevin continued: “People check their phones to see if they have the day off in the morning.
“The show goes on, she won’t be the only old woman to die this winter.”
The monologue sparked outrage from royal fans, who took to Twitter to criticize the comedian.
Rossco76 tweeted: “I don’t know what’s worse: Kevin Bridges jokes about Queen’s death. People laugh about it.
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“Or the fact that I’m supposed to go see him in about a week. I was looking forward to it, but I’m not sure now.
LouiseA77401443 added, “Every comedian makes fun of things. However, a good comedian needs to understand comedic timing.
“Now is not the time to make fun of our queen. I used to like Kevin Bridges, but he’s out of order this time. Ashamed.”
However, some netizens defended the comedian, saying he had the “right to freedom of expression.”