Saoirse Ronan appeared as a guest host on Saturday Night Live this weekend and her attempts at teaching America how to pronounce her name through song, was largely well-received.
However, another sketch in which she features as an air hostess for Aer Lingus, crashed and burned in spectacular fashion. If you haven't yet seen it, just imagine every Irish stereotype ever. We're wearing aran jumpers, potatoes are the only thing on the menu and a pack of dogs take over the plane, a concept which totally went over people's heads.
I think Saoirse Ronan is great- brilliant actress and seems bang on. The "Welcome to Hell" bit on SNL was ? But the Aer Lingus sketch was *awful*. Aran jumpers, potato jokes, Americans doing stage Oirish accents? Definitely expected more from SNL than that old shtick.
— Nicola Brennan (@nnibhraonain) December 3, 2017
The Brits occasionally claim Saoirse Ronan, but they never put her through that Aer Lingus sketch on SNL. Let’s never speak of it again.
— ?Donald Clarke? (@DonaldClarke63) December 3, 2017
V proud of fellow Carlow woman Saoirse Ronan, but this is truly the worst thing I've seen in years. Awful. https://t.co/h5vqhRyeo3
— Emma Jane Hade (@emmajhade) December 3, 2017
While the SNL @AerLingus sketch last night with Saoirse Ronan featured dated racial stereotypes and jaded accents, it does beg the question. Is @AerLingus going to allow us take dogs into the cabin from now on??
— Neil Curran (@ImprovNeil) December 3, 2017
Aer Lingus were completely on the ball and responded to the sketch earlier today, mimicking a criticism Trump previously made about the show.
Just tried watching Saturday Night Live - unwatchable! Totally biased, not funny and the Ronan impersonation just can't get any worse. Sad
— Aer Lingus (@AerLingus) December 3, 2017
I have to laugh at some people who don't seem to get the joke. ? pic.twitter.com/umOcrLA7bp
— Cian Ormond (@cianormo88) December 3, 2017
Have you watched the sketch yet? We're warning you, bleach might be needed for your eyes.
We did tell you...