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.
— Bob Moran (@bobscartoons) November 25, 2017
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.
— John O'Brennan (@JohnOBrennan2) November 26, 2017
I actually don't get this cartoon at all, and why it's causing such offensive, what am I missing?
— Patricia Soulsby (@PatriciaSoulsby) November 26, 2017
Ah the Telegraph, pushing for brexit and never mind the consequences & when you finally wake up to the spanner in the works that is NI you escalate it with a racist cartoon? nice one
— Sarah #FBPE (@SarahLeeNotCake) November 26, 2017
I get this cartoon. It's saying you're racists, right?
— Michael Kiely (@Mike_Kiely) November 25, 2017
Do you get pissed off that the Guinness stereotype is associated with Ireland or could you not care either way?
Source of image: @bobscartoons