Feminists aren’t known for their “tolerance,” despite what they may claim—in fact, it’s typically quite the opposite. As the right has pointed out, many of these social justice warriors are actually some of the most intolerant people around, encouraging censorship on nearly every level of media.
It should come as no surprise then, that after SNL released a sketch making fun of cunnilingus, Irish accents, and other stereotypes, the feminists of Twitter went ablaze with fury. The sketch takes place at an airport in Dublin, on a flight called “Aer Lingus,” which is experiencing delays.
“Just tried watching Saturday Night Live—unwatchable! Totally biased, not funny and the Ronan impersonation just can’t get any worse. Sad,” tweeted out Aer Lingus (which is an actual flight company) while parodying President Trump’s tweet style. While they seem to have had a sense of humor over it, many people haven’t been taking to the sketch too kindly.
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
“Not sure whether I should laugh or cringe at the #SNGL Aer Lingus skit. The bad accents, the ridiculous stereotyping or the dialogue,” another user tweeted out. One user even called the skit a hate crime. “That Aer Lingus SNL video is a hate crime,” she said.
that aer lingus snl video is a hate crime
— irresponsible little slag (@rbcakn) December 3, 2017
Entertainment Weekly reports:
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.
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.
“Just tried watching Saturday Night Live – unwatchable! Totally biased, not funny and the Ronan impersonation just can’t get any worse. Sad,” the tweet said.
The nearly four-minute skit featured Ronan and Strong dressed in green uniforms and speaking in heavy Irish accents, with Ronan sporting an unflattering bouffant bob hairstyle.
The jokes poked fun at the name Aer Lingus sounding like “cunnilingus.”
The skit also featured Kate McKinnon as a member of the ground crew, complete with a hideous orange wig, orange vest and orange batons. She boarded the flight to reveal takeoff had been delayed because of a dog on the tarmac.
“It has sad eyes and the soul of Oscar Wilde. So we’re going to have to wait,” she said.
Things went downhill from there as a third flight attendant, played by Aidy Bryant, read the limited menu options: “We’ve got fingerling potatoes, we’ve got purple potatoes and we’ve got salmon,” she announced before correcting herself. “I’m Sorry. I misread that. The salmon is also potatoes.”
As the skit went viral Monday, it generated more than 990,000 views on SNL’s YouTube page. But many people in Ireland took to Twitter to bash it, with one person even likening it to a “hate crime.”