Mexico’s foreign minister is facing backlash in his home country after sharing a selfie of himself and his wife ahead of Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral.
Marcelo Ebrard posed alongside his wife, Rosalinda Bueso, as the couple smiled before uploading the photo to his Twitter account on Monday evening (September 19).
“At the state funeral of HM (Her Majesty) Queen Elizabeth II,” Ebrard wrote before joining other world leaders at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor, England.
His tweet was slammed as tasteless and disrespectful to the Queen, who died on September 8 after 70 years at the helm of the UK and other Commonwealth realms.
“I find it disrespectful to take selfies at a funeral,” one person tweeted.
Another platform user slammed Ebrard for not showing decency.
“I find it disrespectful to take selfies at a funeral,” the person wrote. “You’re not at a birthday party to take selfies, Marcelo. Act in consequence. You represent Mexico.
A follower said he displayed behavior that some holidaymakers tend to display when visiting the Tower of London.
“Marcelo is the typical tourist who will disturb Beefeaters and Royal Guards to see if they move,” the user wrote. “He’s the typical tourist who goes and wants to touch the Mona Lisa. He’s the typical tourist who puts the name of Mexico down the drain. Thank you, I’m honored by your visit.