Australian comedians have slammed a disrespectful joke about the Queen before her death

Australian comedians slammed for ‘disrespectful’ joke about Queen hours before her death: ‘It’s just plain wrong’

Australian comedy group The Chaser have come under fire for posting a nasty article about Queen Elizabeth II hours before she died aged 96.

Comedians uploaded a photoshopped image of the Queen around 11pm Thursday AEST, turning Her Majesty’s fight for life into a joke on Suicide Prevention Day, UK OK? Day.

The image was captioned: ‘RU OKAY day not going well at the palace’.

The post was posted around five hours before Buckingham Palace announced the monarch’s death at her palace in Balmoral, Scotland, at 4.04am.

The Chaser has been criticized for posting a nasty message about Queen Elizabeth II hours before she died aged 96

The comedy group poked fun at the Queen as her health deteriorated and she was placed under medical supervision on Thursday.

The comedy group poked fun at the Queen as her health deteriorated and she was placed under medical supervision on Thursday.

The satirical post was still available on The Chaser’s Instagram and Facebook pages on Friday morning – with followers erupting over the obnoxious post.

“I think this post should be deleted now,” one person wrote.

Another added: “Guys in bad taste. Really bad taste. Not even a little funny.

Other Australians called the jibe insensitive and called for respect from the comedy group.

‘Would it be okay if it was your beloved family member in this meme. I think that’s rude and disrespectful. Normally I like your stuff but it’s not even funny,’ one wrote.

The Chaser also joked in a separate post: “Warning: Crown spoilers are coming”

Social media users demanded the posts be deleted, calling them nasty

Social media users demanded the posts be deleted, calling them nasty

Daily Mail Australia has contacted The Chaser for comment.

News of the Queen’s sudden death sent shockwaves across the world, with Prime Minister Anthony Albanese paying tribute in Australia.

“With the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, a historic reign and a long life of duty, family, faith and service came to an end,” he said.

“The Government and people of Australia send their deepest condolences to the Royal Family, who mourn a beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother – the person who for so long was their greatest inner strength. .

“Australian hearts go out to the British people who mourn today knowing they will feel they have lost some of what holds their nation together.

UK okay? Day: explained

RU OK day? is held in Australia on September 8 each year – the underlying idea being that Australians will wonder if they are okay.

The charity of the same name was founded by Gavin Larkin, whose father Barry committed suicide, in 1995.

To honor his father, Mr Larkin has launched a nationwide campaign to tell Australians to be careful’for those who are close to our hearts”.

The idea behind the campaign is to raise awareness about how suicide can be prevented through open conversations about mental health.

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese offered his condolences to the Royal Family, the British people and all of his own citizens who held Her Majesty in high esteem.

The Australian Prime Minister offered his condolences to the Royal Family, the British people and all of his own citizens who held Her Majesty in high esteem

“There is comfort in Her Majesty’s own words: ‘Grief is the price we pay for love’.

Mr Albanese, a Republican who is likely to start pushing to end the monarchy after a respectful period, said many Australians will feel a strong sense of loss when they wake up to the news on Friday.

“It is a loss we all feel, as few have known a world without Queen Elizabeth II. During her remarkable seven decades on the throne, Her Majesty has been a rare and reassuring constant amid rapid change,” he said.

“Through the noise and tumult of the years, she embodied and displayed a timeless decency and an enduring calm.”