Britain’s Channel 5 was praised by some after it aired the film ‘The Secret World of Emojis’ instead of Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral. Channel 5 was in fact the only major UK broadcaster not to broadcast a single moment of the royal funeral on Monday September 19, an event that drew no fewer than 4 billion viewers around the world.
BBC One, BBC Two, ITV and Sky all showed the monarch’s funeral, while Channel 4 showed a documentary on the Queen.
Internet users reacted quite divided to this decision.
Some said on Twitter: “Channel 5 deserves a lot of respect. Having kids’ movies on all day so we could get away from this somber atmosphere was a good move.”
Another person tweeted: “I really don’t understand the criticism of Channel 5. What else are children supposed to do? Watching people in costume sad for 6 hours?”