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Some People Are Furious With A 'Racist' Irish Cartoon In The UK Telegraph

Some People Are Furious With A 'Racist' Irish Cartoon In The UK Telegraph

A pint of the black stuff is an Irish stereotype that is often reinforced by other countries. Whether we like it or not, it's become our national symbol in a lot of ways with many people automatically equating Guinness with Ireland.

Over the weekend, the UK Telegraph published a cartoon which prompted a lot of people to get angry about its content.

The ad which features Theresa May crawling into the jaws of a crocodile is based on an old Guinness ad which showed a zookeeper risk his life just to save a pint of Guinness from being eaten by a crocodile.

The crocodile is said to represent the EU, and the Guinness is supposed to represent Ireland. People aren't happy that the 'drunk' label is being used again for Irish people. The ad is also allegedly depicting Ireland as bait by the EU to entice Theresa May into making a deal.

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Do you get pissed off that the Guinness stereotype is associated with Ireland or could you not care either way?

Source of image: @bobscartoons

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Niamh Burke

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