Council removes ‘distasteful’ Platinum Jubilee tribute
Ceredigion County Council says it removed a humorous tribute to the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee because it was “distasteful”.
The roadside tribute featured a replica of the Queen sat on the toilet next to a banner that read “70 years on the throne”.
The display on the side of the road in Llanon, near to Aberystwyth in west Wales was created by a group of residents in the village, who had planned to enter their creation in a scarecrow competition in nearby Llanrhystud this weekend.
Ceredigion County Council removed the display yesterday afternoon, issuing a statement which said: “An unauthorised distasteful tribute display had been arranged on council land in Llanon ahead of the Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday.
“The display shall be removed.”
One resident told the Cambrian News: “As an estate group, we decided to enter the Llanrhystud scarecrow competition.
“It was meant in jest, a play on words. Lots of people have been having their pictures taken with it.”
Initially, many such as Twitter user Lord Charlie, who is evidently not a fan of the Royals, thought it was a tribute to Her Maj created by a fan of the Royal Family.
Posting an image of the roadside display on Twitter, she wrote: ‘Ceredigion, for all your beauty and loveliness, you don’t half nauseate me sometimes ’
Ceredigion, for all your beauty and loveliness, you don't half nauseate me sometimes 🤢 pic.twitter.com/yBJRO95jYI
— Lord Charlie³⁴ 🏴🇺🇦👙💙 (@dimamynedd) May 31, 2022
However, on closer inspection many, including Lord Charlie who had posted the original picture, noticed the display is not quite as complimentary as they first thought.
One user described it as a ‘Brilliant deliberate protest’, while another proclaimed: ‘Da iawn!! This is AWESOME!!!’
Meanwhile, Ceredigion Council was obviously not amused.
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