‘SNL’ skit gets some viewers’ Irish up

‘SNL’ skit gets some viewers’ Irish up
Image: Screen grab from SNL via Entertainment Daily

[Ed. – The show hasn’t been clever in years.]

Saturday Night Live has run into a bit of turbulence over a weekend skit that some viewers are calling “insulting.”

The NBC sketch comedy series made headlines Monday after the skit about Irish airline, Aer Lingus, went viral.

The comedy bit featured Irish actress Saoirse Ronan and SNL vet Cecily Strong as Aer Lingus flight attendants. It included several stereotypes about Irish people, such as a love of potatoes and dogs, and having thick accents.

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The skit stirred up so much controversy in Ireland that The Irish Times published a lengthy article Monday panning it as “unfunny Paddywhackery” – we’re not exactly sure what that means, but it can’t be good.

The story went on to say “national treasure” Saoirse Ronan – who’s currently getting rave reviews for the film Lady Bird – “deserves better.”

Aer Lingus was equally unimpressed and tweeted a statement mimicking President Donald Trump’s recent criticism of the popular series.

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