Irish Twitter users are fuming
Irish Twitter users are fuming after some media outlets claimed Paul Mescal and Andrew Scott are British.
It's after both Irish stars were nominated for the 2020 Emmy Awards.
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Kildare's Paul, was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor for his role in Normal People.
While Dublin native Andrew was nominated for Outstanding Guest Actor for his role in Black Mirror.
A number of media outlets claimed the boys as British when reporting the news.
And Irish Twitter users are having absolutely none of it.
'This is getting beyond annoying or funny now, the constant claiming of Irish people as British.'
— Tweetledumber (@Tweetledumber1) July 28, 2020
While journalist Richard Chambers tweeted that it was, 'inevitable.'
'@mescal_paul claimed as British by the Mail and Guardian. Irish show, Irish writers, Irish star.'
'Same old British media glory-grabbing.'
Inevitable.@mescal_paul claimed as British by the Mail and Guardian.
Irish show, Irish writers, Irish star. Same old British media glory-grabbing. pic.twitter.com/zhK4jsiEUA
— Richard Chambers (@newschambers) July 28, 2020
'British actors Paul Mescal and Andrew Scott.....' pic.twitter.com/dYDAA7WHHe
— Caolán Mc Aree (@Caolanmcaree) July 29, 2020
They’re not British actors. Paul Mescal & Andrew Scott are Irish. There is no similarity, there is no comparison. Irish is Irish. British is British pic.twitter.com/N7vZBEbDKT
— Dylan Laird (@Laird400) July 29, 2020
Meanwhile, Paul paid tribute to his co-star Daisy Edgar-Jones following his nomination news.
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