As an Irish person, here’s why the awful accents in the Wild Mountain Thyme Trailer are so offensive

As an Irish person, here’s why the awful accents in the Wild Mountain Thyme Trailer are so offensive

GlamourMagazine·2020-11-11 21:01

Being Irish, I am very used to seeing dodgy portrayals of Ireland on screen. You know the type, full of Aran-jumper-wearing farmers, diddly-eye music, sheep traffic jams, and accents ranging from begorrah to full-blown leprechaun. But many of the worst offenders – Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman in Far And Away, Mathew Goode in Leap Year, and Gerald Butler in PS I Love You, who gets a special mention for possibly the most mangled version of an Irish accent I've ever heard – were produced a long time ago.

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