Queen Elizabeth II mural on London building dubbed ‘absolutely dreadful’ amid calls for its removal
It was to be a lasting tribute to the queen, which spanned the full height of a two-story building.
But a painted mural created to celebrate the death of Queen Elizabeth II was dubbed “absolutely scary” and even asked someone to “paint over the bloody thing”.
My London reports that British artists Jignesh and Yash Patel have spent the past six days creating the huge mural on the side of a London building.
“This work of art will not only pay homage to the queen, but will also be a work of art that will be enjoyed by thousands of people across the UK for many years to come,” Jignesh told the publication. .
But the piece, which shows the queen wearing a crown and formal insignia, was served by Brits who were little struck by its resemblance to Her Majesty.
Some have compared the work to the infamous Cristiano Ronaldo statue and the failed Ecce Homo paint repair job in a Spanish church.
“Of course they have good intentions, but Christ on a bicycle is absolutely scary !!!!!” wrote a Facebook user.
“Congratulations it’s perfect… .. if our beloved queen had a 40 a day dress and mild Bell’s palsy. Seriously… ..paint on it. Simply awful, “added another.
“It’s horrible! Nothing like her! God rests her soul, she can’t see it! Writes another.
Some realists insist the mural looks more like Coronation Street character Ena Sharples, Donald Trump, and even former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson “in a wig.”
“When you order Her Majesty’s mural from Wish,” joked another Brit.
The artists hold the Guinness World Record for the largest bubble painting and seem unimpressed by the backlash, sharing photos of themselves proudly posing with their finished work.
The tribute echoes a flower show to Princess Diana in the British city of Chesterfield, which has been branded as “horrible” and an “insult” to the late royal.