Porn Accidentally Shown at Funeral in Wales

At the Thornhill crematorium in Cardiff, Wales, mourners at a funeral service for a man and his son received more than a remembrance.

The got an eyeful of hardcore porn.

Hundreds were assembled at the crematorium to pay their respects to the deceased, who were killed in an automobile accident on New Year’s Eve, when a tribute video put together by the grieving family was cued for viewing.

That’s when things went horribly wrong.

Instead of a montage of cherished memories, mourners were shocked to find a clip from a pornographic film playing on screen.

According to a spokesperson from the Cardiff council, the television screen that showed the inappropriate content had been recently installed, replacing a broken screen. “We are trying to establish if the new screen – which is a smart television – could have accepted or picked up a broadcast by accident via Bluetooth or across a Wi-Fi network.”

Thus far, it appears that no one within the church could have caused the incident.

“The other three screens, which aren’t smart TVs, were unaffected,” the spokesperson added. “We are clear that it isn’t possible for any member of staff to play or download anything on the computer that links to the screens in the chapel. The screen has now been completely disconnected until audio visual engineers carry out a thorough investigation.”

Following the incident, the Cardiff council has put in motion an investigation.

“The council has forwarded a written apology to the family and is carrying out an urgent investigation,” a spokesperson revealed. “There were four television screens used to display visual tributes as part of this funeral service.”

But the gathered received a tribute of a different kind.

The spokesperson offered an apology, stating, “We would like to take this opportunity to send our sincere apologies to the family, their relatives, friends and mourners at the funeral.”

According to one witness at the service, the porn flick was playing for several minutes before technicians could turn it off.

The Reverend Lionel Fanthorpe, who was residing over the service, explained, “I remember looking up at the screen and seeing some type of video come on and a very loud noise.”

He peered over the congregation, saying that as soon as he heard the noise coming from the screen, he knew something was wrong.

“I’m either looking at the congregation or at the prayer book,” Rev. Fanthorpe added to the BBC. “To me, it sounded something like voices in a shopping centre but I couldn’t see. Simon’s father-in-law was desperately upset. [He] came rushing forward. He was looking for an engineer and urging them to ‘turn it off, turn it off’. Fortunately it was off in seconds. This was not what anybody could have ever imagined or wanted. I just felt the deepest possible sympathy.”

The family of the man and child have declined to comment.

The man who caused the fatal New Year’s Eve accident, 29-year-old Kyle Kennedy, has—per the BBC—been, “charged with two counts of causing death by dangerous driving, driving without insurance, failing to give a blood sample, driving while disqualified and aggravated vehicle taking without consent.”