THIS is the moment a newlywed bride and groom led chants of “f*** the Pope and the IRA” as they entered a packed wedding party.
The footage shows the couple chanting the words as they enter to Tina Turner’s Simply The Best.
A number of guests can be heard joining in with the chants as the couple joined the top table for their wedding dinner.
The bride and groom were filmed punching the air and dancing while guests applauded from their tables at the celebration.
It’s understood the celebration was being held at the Loughshore Hotel in Carrickfergus, near Belfast.
A number of young children can also be seen among the wedding guests.
Why was this allowed? If this happened in a Dublin Hotel, RTE, Public outcry, yet nothing down South on this. When the hotel were contacted, the reply Why not, they are entitled to their opinions against Pope and Catholics. Hard to digest, watch it on youtube, it is offensive and disgusting, imagine if they said it against Muslims, what the Public and RTE reaction would be, including the bleeding hearts brigade. Now Leo you attacked people on Twitter for Hateful speeches last week, Where are you now, well you are Irish and proud of it, we all Hope? Fred
Carrickfergus hotel releases statement after ‘f*** the Pope and the IRA’ wedding video goes viral
A video of a Belfast bride and groom repeatedly singing “f*** the Pope and the IRA” in front of wedding guests has caused shock and revulsion online.
The couple wed on Friday and were filmed entering the hotel reception room to cheering guests including children before breaking into a sectarian song to the tune of Tina Turner’s hit Simply the Best.
More than 800,000 Twitter users had last night viewed the video featuring newlyweds Christopher ‘Sid’ Stevenson and Jennie Andrews belting out the song at the Loughshore Hotel, Carrickfergus.
The majority of viewers responded with fury, describing the video as sad, sick and embarrassing. “Bigotry and sectarianism at its best,” said one social media user in one of the more printable responses.
The song was once used as an anthem by Johnny Adair and his UDA ‘C Company’ and is regularly adopted by loyalists.
In the video, some wedding guests can be seen enthusiastically dancing and joining in with the chanting as a number of young children look on in the hotel function room. As the pumping pop classic gets going, bride Jennie, in her flowing white bridal dress, struts along to the music and raises her hands in the air as she shouts “f*** the pope and the IRA”.
Groom Christopher, dressed in a black tuxedo and bow-tie, almost raises his arms before embracing a member of the wedding party.