Journo sparks outrage with ‘revolting’ tweet about Queen after Betty White dies

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A journalist has been widely slammed online after sending a tweet in which she wished Queen Elizabeth had died “instead of Betty White”.

Nylah Burton, who is a writer and sexual assault prevention specialist based in the US, made the horrendous comment on Twitter just a few hours after it was announced that legendary actor Betty White had died, aged 99.

She tweets under the name of @Yumcoconutmilk, and in a now-deleted tweet ranted: "BETTY WHITE IS DEAD? Why couldn't it be Queen Elizabeth?"

Kinsey Schofield, founder of To Di For Daily, exclusively told the Daily Star: “Wishing death on an elderly woman that has dedicated her entire life to serving others is appalling, especially after such a traumatic year for the Queen.

“I am disappointed that anyone would think that was a cute tweet, let alone someone that has had the privilege to write for publications like Vogue.

“Queen Elizabeth has had one hell of a year and deserves to be loved and respected for the sacrifices that she had made in her lifetime.”

Twitter reacted in disgust, too.

GB News presenter Dan Wootton said: “What a revolting thing to say – shame on you.”

And journalist Jordan Tyldesley tweeted: “What a vile thing to say. Why would anyone think about wishing someone dead?”

Nylah doubled-down on her claim, in response to Wootton.

She wrote: “But you didn't answer my question, Dan.

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“Why not Queen Elizabeth?

“The universe took the wrong old white lady”.

Thousands of Twitter accounts concurred with Mr Wooton's sentiments, however.

@DustyCarlyon wrote: “Disgusting. Standing on people's graves to make pathetic statements.”

And @Rachel7880 added: “We're all gutted she died, but seriously, what a f**ked up thing to say.

“You are not ok”.

Many accounts reported the journalist to Twitter's support account, but she had actually deactivated her account shortly after the social media site erupted.

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Just three days ago, she wrote: “For the low, low price of you signing over the deed to your home and lands to me, I will be your Black Friend.”

And, ironically, four days ago, she tweeted: “I really don't understand why people tell bad, mean-spirited jokes and then claim that other people are ignorant or too 'serious' if they're not laughing.

“Maybe try being actually funny?”

Norman Blair – tweeting under the name @Norman_Blair41, called on Vogue Magazine to drop “this idiot”.

She is a freelance writer, but often writes for the fashion and lifestyle magazine.

Mr Blair added: “The world needs fewer people like @yumcoconutmilk saying hateful and offensive things which brings shame on your magazine.”

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