Two men have come out to apologize for their behavior where they were seen in a now-viral video mocking the late Michaela McAreavey who passed away in 2011 in her hotel room.
The video which was streamed on Facebook showed a group of men who were singing a song that refers to the death of Mrs.McAreavey who was killed when she was on her honeymoon 10 days after her wedding in Mauritius.
In response to the offensive and vile video which have been circulated, the deceased’s widower John McAreavey reminded people of what his wife stood for “Michaela was a shining example of love, bravery, and dignity“.He stated, “Hate can harm, but it never wins”.
John Bell and Andrew McDade who had been identified in the video claimed it was a “matter of deep sorrow and regret” to have been involved in broadcasting and singing about her murder in a statement released through the PA news agency.
Among people and politicians who have reacted to this video is Member of Parliament Michelle Gildernew who is an Irish Sinn Féin politician from County Tyrone.
In a tweet earlier today in relation to the video, Mrs. Gildernew said; “Thank you, everyone, who reported this to me tonight”.
“A beautiful woman was murdered on her honeymoon and this is how loyalists celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee” She added, “I have reported this to the PSNI and will be taking further action”.