Druids are complaining that Stonehenge’s Platinum Jubilee tribute has caused a twitter row.
English Heritage illuminated Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire’s stone circle with eight images depicting the Queen’s magnificent 70-year reign, from her 1953 coronation through the present.
However, the Channel 5 program’s official account has sparked a discussion about the offensiveness of the Druid tribute.
Today, Druids can be described as spiritualists that believe in many gods and religious ceremonies. They also have a love for nature. They are most prominent during the Summer Solstice when thousands of people flock to Stonehenge to mark the longest day in the year.
Druids find the Stonehenge monument to Queen insulting.Jeremy Vine 5 accounts tweeted the following today. To celebrate the jubilee, seven images of Her Majesty were projected onto Stonehenge. This tribute is offensive because Stonehenge is a sacred place for druids.’.
In response to the insult, many people have protested the tribute. Others have called it ‘daft.
One replied, “Seriously? On Stonehenge? Is this a place for Druids to worship? Okay.’
One other tweeted, “As a Pagan who visited this spiritually intense ‘church”, I find it disgusting that they are using it like this.”
An illuminated stone circle at Salisbury Plains in Wiltshire included a black-and-white photograph of the now-96-year old woman during her coronation, June 1953. She was only 27 years old.
Twitter has exploded over the official Channel 5 account of Jeremy Vine, sparking a fierce debate on whether this tribute is offensive to Druids
Hundreds of people have raged against the tribute – while others have called the row ‘daft’
Another raged, “And did you ever ask or think about Britain’s Pagan Community, to which the stones are sacred before you made this statement?” It’s almost certain that it is not. Have you ever considered that these stones were constructed by Pagan ancestors long before the Norman kings arrived? HAVE SOME RESPECT!’.
One more: “Confusion of a modern British monarch, and all they represent in today’s political environment, with ancient societies that in no manner acknowledged the borders we now live with is an insult to public history. It plays into some horrible narratives.
Others were astonished by the discussion, one person saying “Oh ffs.” Why don’t we just all keep our feet on the ground so no one is offended by us?
Someone else wrote: “Stonehenge does not have anything to do with ancient Druids.” It’s an old story, almost 200 years old. People didn’t have any knowledge of ancient Britain prior to the Romans recording what they saw. Stonehenge was far more advanced than Druids.
Another added, “Is this not like projecting her face onto a church?” It’s temporary so people won’t be offended.
Another tweeted that Stonehenge had nothing to do ancient Druids. This is a tale that was concocted almost 200 years ago, when people didn’t know much about Ancient Britain prior to the Romans recording what they saw. Stonehenge was far more advanced than Druids.
An illuminated Stonehenge photo of the now-96-year old at her coronation, June 1953 when she was only 27 years old, was included in the collection.
Photos of the Queen riding on a horse or walking with her corgis, in 1960s and 1980s respectively, show her love for them.
One image shows the Queen riding her horse in a riding jacket and head scarf from the 1960s.
A second shot shows her with her corgis on Cross Country at the Windsor Horse Trials’ Second Day in 1980.
In a recent photo, the monarch was wearing a bright navy, gold and white headscarf as she watched her horse Barber’s Shop win in 2017 at Royal Windsor Horse Show.
The celebrative lightshow also featured photos of the colourful attire worn by the monarch.
One stone showed Queen Elizabeth in a pleated polka dot marigold-printed dress with matching turban-style headgear during her February 1975 state visit to Mexico.
Other people were equally baffled by the discussion, one even saying “Oh Ffs.” We should all stay inside so that we don’t accidentally offend anybody.
On a recent engagement in 2019 with the Duchess, she was seen wearing a sophisticated pink coat and black buttons with a floral-adorned hat.
English Heritage is responsible for Stonehenge, while the Crown manages the site and the National Trust the surrounding land.
The charity will host family events at many of its locations nationwide up to June 5, and participate in the national beacon lighting ceremony on June 2.
Stonehenge had been lit with photographs to honor eight “unsung heroes of heritage” who worked on projects in community, heritage, and the arts during 2020’s Covid crisis.