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With the installation of a new monarch comes the divisive debate over the future of the royal family, but former X Factor contestants John and Edward Grimes have sparked their own controversy on the issue - leading some to suggest we “abolish Jedward”.
The Irish singers, who appeared on the 2009 series of the now-defunct talent show, initially attracted criticism following the death of the Queen on Thursday, when they suggested “Liz Truss must have done something on that visit to the Queen” earlier this week.
Jedward went further in follow-up tweets, writing: “How is this insensitive? Liz Truss is transphobic, that’s beyond insensitive.
“FYI we’re Irish, the country that has been oppressed historically by the monarchy! Please study your history! We haven’t said anything but the facts!
“Abolish the monarchy and give the people real democracy!”
\u201cA bunch of English people tweeting \u201cAbolish Jedward\u201d because of this tweet.\n\nThis is why teaching history is important, English people telling Irish people to go away and be silent due to opposing a monarchy really isn\u2019t the best look.\u201d
\u201cSo Abolish Jedward is trending. Never. We love @planetjedward they basically said to abolish the monarchy which is a view they're entitled to have. I bet however, the ones crying about it proudly call themselves free speech advocates.\u201d