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Ex-Westlife singer Brian McFadden calls anti-monarchists ‘creeps’ and ‘Mongoloids’

The former Westlife singer took to social media on Wednesday to complain about an anti-monarchist protest outside Parliament in Westminster, London.

The former Westlife singer took to social media on Wednesday to complain about an anti-monarchist protest outside Parliament in Westminster, London.

A group of demonstrators opposed to the “succession of [King] Charles as monarch” held up signs that read “Not my king” and called for the abolition of the monarchy itself.

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Sharing a video of the protest originally posted by news channel TalkTV, Brian said he was unimpressed with the picketers, moaning that they were “f***ing creeps”.

He also described them using the slur “Mongoloid” – a pejorative and politically incorrect term used to describe people with Down syndrome.

In the tweet, which still remains online, the singer said, “These mongoloids all look alike. Fucking goosebumps. The same numptys that stick to s**t”.

The Global Down Syndrome Foundation says the insult is “hurtful and dehumanizing” for sufferers.

Down Syndrome Ireland and the Down Syndrome Center have been contacted for comment.