This community’s choice prompted many frowny faces on social media.

Channel 5 sparked a serious uproar on-line after controversially airing the “Emoji Movie,” and different animated youngsters’s movies, as a substitute of the Queen’s funeral at London’s Westminster Abbey Monday morning.

Indeed, whereas BBC One, BBC Two and ITV aired the funeral reside and Channel 4 confirmed a Queen documentary from 1953, the Paramount-owned station determined as a substitute to point out the 2017 sci-fi comedy cartoon, which is widely considered one of the worst animated films ever made, Express reported. It then adopted it up by playing different animated flicks “Stuart Little” and “Ice Age 3,” Metro reported.

In doing so, Channel 5 grew to become the one main British service to not broadcast any Queen-related protection during the occasion.

Many online mourners took umbrage at Channel 5's decision to air "The Emoji Movie" instead of The Queen's funeral.
Many on-line mourners took umbrage at Channel 5’s choice to air “The Emoji Movie” as a substitute of The Queen’s funeral.
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Needless to say, many social media customers took umbrage with the programming choice with one appalled Twitter user writing, “no method channel 5 are displaying the emoji film rn.”

“Sorry why are all of the channels about The Queen aside from channel 5 who noticed it becoming to play the emoji film,” spluttered another.

“Indeed. Channel 5 really want to point out some respect,” said one offended mourner of the royal Rick Roll.

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King Charles III, Camilla, Queen Consort and other members of the Royal family follow the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II as it is carried into Westminster Abbey ahead of her State Funeral, in London, Monday Sept. 19, 2022.
King Charles III, Camilla, Queen Consort and different members of the Royal household comply with the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II as it’s carried into Westminster Abbey forward of her State Funeral, in London, Monday, Sept. 19, 2022.
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Channel 5 was the only UK news service not to broadcast The Queen's funeral.
Channel 5 was the one UK news service to not broadcast The Queen’s funeral.
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Members of the public cry as they watch the State Funeral Service of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II on a large screen in Hyde Park, London, on September 19, 2022.
Members of the general public cry as they watch the State Funeral Service of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II on a big display screen in Hyde Park, London, on September 19, 2022.
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However, others deemed the programming transfer a refreshing interlude from the somber funeral protection.

“Channel 5 playing the emoji film while each different channel is playing the queens funeral is the perfect factor ever,” praised one cartoon fan on Twitter.

“Channel 5 displaying the emoji film during the queen’s funeral… not the heroes we needed… however the heroes we deserve…” gushed another.


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Some Twitter wits even cracked clever about being touched by what they had been seeing solely to disclose that they had been watching “The Emoji Movie” and never the Queen’s funeral.

“It is a little bit of an emotional watch and there’ll by no means be something fairly like this once more, it’s so distinctive and so culturally important,” quipped one joker online. “Saying that, I do hope they make a sequel to the Emoji Movie.”

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