The soap star was called ‘self indulgent’ by critics on social media
After telling BBC News she had a “premonition” about the Queen’s death shortly after Her Late Majesty’s funeral, Coronation Street star Maureen Lipman received harsh criticism from viewers. Her comments, according to detractors, were “self-indulgent” and made the service “all about” her.
I had a premonition, Kirsty,” Dame Maureen Lipman said in a statement to BBC News. ‘I think the Queen is going to die,’ I actually texted to a friend in Corrie. I had one of those peculiar experiences just now, and I immediately worried that the show would be canceled.
“All I can say is that it was very tender that night,” she continued, “because my reaction was very visceral and I just sobbed.” Then, figuratively speaking, the show had to go on.
Social media users responded to the actress’ interview by criticizing the celebrity. I’m sorry, but Maureen Lipman saying she “had a premonition” the Queen would pass away is wholly inappropriate and self-indulgent, wrote Twitter user Kelly Muggs.
Tweeted Stace Williams: “What was the most bizarre thing someone said today?
I genuinely believe it will be challenging to top Maureen Lipman’s remark that “We’ve lost the mother yeast of our daily bread.””
“Dame Maureen Lipman, thank you for filling 5 minutes with absolutely nonsense,” Mitchell Stirling added. With psychic memes, other users made fun of the Dame.
The state funeral for Queen Elizabeth II on Monday was attended by a large number of influential leaders, members of the Royal Family, and celebrities. Thousands of spectators lined the streets of Central London to pay their respects and watch the ceremony and procession.
Members of the Royal Family had to control their sobs as tributes to Her Late Majesty were paid inside Westminster Abbey, where the funeral itself was held.