Matt Lucas shared this Daily Mirror column from when Freddie Mercury died and it shows just how far we’ve come

Matt Lucas went viral with this old Daily Mirror column published when Freddie Mercury died back in 1991.

It’s both shocking that it was ever published but reassuring that we have come so far in the years since.

And here are just a few of the responses it generated online.

But as someone also pointed out, not everyone has come a long way …

And there was this PS from Matt Lucas.