Outrage as video of young woman burning a poppy emerges ahead of Remembrance Sunday

A video of a young woman burning a poppy has resurfaced ahead of Remembrance Sunday causing outrage on social media. 

The woman first shared the shocking video of herself to Twitter last year with the caption: ‘Here’s a video of me literally burning a red poppy in front of a Union Jack. 

‘I never let my fans down x.’

The woman first shared the shocking video of her burning a poppy to Twitter last year with the caption: 'Here's a video of me literally burning a red poppy in front of a Union Jack. I never let my fans down x'

The woman first shared the shocking video of her burning a poppy to Twitter last year with the caption: 'Here's a video of me literally burning a red poppy in front of a Union Jack. I never let my fans down x'

The woman first shared the shocking video of her burning a poppy to Twitter last year with the caption: ‘Here’s a video of me literally burning a red poppy in front of a Union Jack. I never let my fans down x’

The shocking clip shows the woman set the poppy alight before looking into the camera and smiling.

Someone from behind the camera says: ‘What do you think of the Queen?’

The woman replies: ‘F*** the queen.’

The original post garnered significant outrage on social media, leading the woman to issue an apology and seemingly regret posting the video.

The shocking clip shows the woman set the poppy alight before looking into the camera and smiling

The shocking clip shows the woman set the poppy alight before looking into the camera and smiling

Someone from behind the camera says: 'What do you think of the Queen?' The woman replies: 'F*** the queen'

Someone from behind the camera says: 'What do you think of the Queen?' The woman replies: 'F*** the queen'

The shocking clip shows the woman set the poppy alight before looking into the camera and smiling. Someone from behind the camera says: ‘What do you think of the Queen?’ The woman replies: ‘F*** the queen’

The original video garnered significant outrage on social media, leading the woman to issue an apology

The original video garnered significant outrage on social media, leading the woman to issue an apology

The original video garnered significant outrage on social media, leading the woman to issue an apology

She wrote: ‘I understand that I offended a lot of you. The post is now taken down. Please leave my parents out of this.’

The video has now been re-shared ahead of Remembrance Sunday, and viewers of the eight-second clip took to the comments to share their outrage.

Jo Phillips wrote: ‘If she was my daughter I’d slap her.’

Bri added: ‘I bet her parents are so, so proud.’

Sharon MacDonald-Armitage wrote: ‘It disgusts me. If you don’t like the poppy and what it represents then so be it. To burn one is a disgrace. 

‘Many people died to allow her the right to do this, I hope she realises that… But I doubt it.’ 

The video has now been re-shared ahead of Remembrance Sunday, and viewers of the eight-second clip took to the comments to share their outrage

The video has now been re-shared ahead of Remembrance Sunday, and viewers of the eight-second clip took to the comments to share their outrage

The video has now been re-shared ahead of Remembrance Sunday, and viewers of the eight-second clip took to the comments to share their outrage

Some Twitter users highlighted her right to freely express her views.

Dave wrote: ‘She is very clearly expressing sentiments I don’t agree with and find utterly abhorrent. 

‘But I defend her right to do so. Freedom means nothing if it doesn’t apply to everyone. I didn’t serve my 22 to defend the freedom of only those I agree with.’

Another Twitter user wrote: ‘Whilst this image frustrates and angers the f*** out of me… I am mindful that thanks to those who served and suffered at least and lost lives at most, this person enjoys a freedom to express themselves in a way that isn’t possible in many parts of the world.’ 

Some Twitter users highlighted her right to express her views

Some Twitter users highlighted her right to express her views

Some Twitter users highlighted her right to express her views. Dave wrote: ‘She is very clearly expressing sentiments I don’t agree with and find utterly abhorrent. But I defend her right to do so. Freedom means nothing if it doesn’t apply to everyone. I didn’t serve my 22 to defend the freedom of only those I agree with’

The red poppy relates ‘to the armed forces community specifically, but not exclusively, and acknowledges the wider impact of conflict’ according to The Royal British Legion’s website.

The 98-year-old charity also defines Remembrance Day as recognising ‘the sacrifice of the Armed Forces community from Britain and the Commonwealth’ and the ‘innocent civilians who have lost their lives in conflict and acts of terrorism’. 

Forty million poppies are distributed each year, and last year the Royal British Legion raised more than £50 million for veterans of the British armed forced and their families.

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