Porn film accidentally shown at funeral of father and baby who died in a car crash

Shocking loss ... couple Simon and Amanda Lewis. Picture: GoFundMeSource:Supplied
Shocking loss … couple Simon and Amanda Lewis. Picture: GoFundMeSource:Supplied

Simon Lewis, 33, and Simon Lewis Jr died after a head-on collision on New Year’s Eve on Lamby Way in Cardiff, Wales.

Lewis’ wife Amanda, who was also in the car, was pregnant with Simon Lewis Jr. She gave birth by emergency caesarean section three days after the crash, but the boy did not survive.

The couple, who was married for about seven years, also had a daughter.

Hundreds of mourners were left shocked after the video was played during the service at Cardiff’s Thornhill Crematorium on Wednesday.

“It was absolutely disgusting, the priest turned around to play the video of Simon, but instead a hard-core pornography video was played on the big screen,” one mourner told Wales Online.

“Everyone was in shock, Simon’s father-in-law was furious, he shouted at the staff present and told them to turn it off.

“It took them nearly four minutes to turn it off, people couldn’t believe what they were seeing.

“To the priest’s credit he handled it extremely well. He apologised on behalf of Cardiff Council and said that in 30 years of doing the job, he had never seen such filth.”

Reverend Lionel Fanthorpe, who led the service, described the moment the footage appeared on screen.

“I look at my congregations instead of the TV screen, but when I heard this noise and members of the congregation moving towards the screen, I realised something was wrong,” he said.

“This was not what anybody could have ever imagined or wanted. Thankfully an engineer came to fix it and turn it off. It seems to be some kind of electronic accident.”

Cardiff Council, which runs the crematorium, has apologised for the incident and said it will be launching an investigation.

“There were four television screens used to display visual tributes as part of this funeral service,” a spokeswoman said.

“The television screen which showed the inappropriate content was recently installed, replacing a screen which was broken.

“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. The other three screens, which aren’t smart TVs, were unaffected.”

The spokeswoman said the screen will remain disconnected until audio visual engineers carry out a thorough investigation.

“We would like to take this opportunity to send our sincere apologies to the family and to the mourners at the funeral,” she added.

Funeral directors James Summers & Son have also apologised for the incident.

Meanwhile, a man is due to face court charged with causing the deaths by dangerous driving of Lewis and his son.

Kyle Kennedy, 29, of Cardiff, will appear at the city’s crown court next month.

Courtesy of news.com.au/Network WritersNews Corp Australia Network

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