Boss of Channel 4 which broadcast Frankie Boyle show attacking the monarchy boasted on social media about attending the Coronation ceremony at Westminster Abbey
- Channel 4 Chief Executive Alex Mahon attended the Coronation
- Much to the disgust of her staff who have labelled her a ‘massive hypocrite
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Her television network made no secret of being anti-Monarchist and even screened a programme that suggested the royal family should be ‘set on fire.’
But that didn’t stop Channel 4 Chief Executive Alex Mahon from attending the Coronation – and then boasting about it on social media – much to the disgust of her staff at the broadcaster who have labelled her a ‘massive hypocrite.’
Just days before the event, the channel screened a show by comedian Frankie Boyle who said that ‘it’s time to say goodbye to the Monarchy.’
He also he painted the royals as a greedy, misogynist, racist, power hungry institution which left viewers furious.
However, on Sunday Ms Mahon, 49, who earns almost £1 million per year from the channel, posted a picture of herself inside Westminster Abbey, wearing a red, sleeveless designer dress on LinkedIn.
Channel 4 Chief Executive Alex Mahon attended the Coronation and then boasting about it on social media – much to the disgust of her staff at the broadcaster who have labelled her a ‘massive hypocrite’
Her television network made no secret of being anti-Monarchist and even screened a programme that suggested the royal family should be ‘set on fire’
Just days before the event, the channel screened a show by comedian Frankie Boyle who said that ‘it’s time to say goodbye to the Monarchy’
Ms Mahon, who is also on the board of fashion label Chanel, also shared a screenshot of the BBC website where she was pictured.
Alongside the snaps, she wrote: ‘The Coronation at Westminster Abbey on Saturday was a joy to be part of.
‘As you might expect there was a lot of advance worry about security, snacks, seating, phone battery and toilets as we lined up on Lambeth Bridge to go through at 7.30am in the grey drizzle.
‘But then, sitting there in the Abbey, part of a ceremony dating back over 1,000 years and the morning morphed into something incredibly special.
‘The music, the tradition, the glittering jewels, the puzzling gauntlet… at points the orthodoxy was overwhelming. And it really felt like something that could only occur in Great Britain.’
Ms Mahon defended her decision to attend despite the organisation’s anti-royal stance, citing freedom of speech.
She admitted some of her colleagues ‘expressed surprise’ that Channel 4 would be invited given their show, Windsors and their documentary, Andrew: The Problem Prince.
However, she failed to mention Mr Boyle’s programme – which was the most controversial of all.
One Channel 4 staff member told the Daily Mail: ‘This is classic Alex, it feels like she is a massive hypocrite here. She preaches one thing and does the other.’
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