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This Controversial Moment From Last Week's Late Late Has Caused A LOT Of Anger

By Darragh Berry

April 5, 2018 at 3:41pm

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Irish comedian Maeve Higgins featured on last week's Good Friday, The Late Late Show and has found herself in hot water because of it. 

On the show, she said that she avoided paying for her pet to travel on a flight from the US by claiming that she needed an "assistance dog".

She told host Tubridy that she purchased a fake service-dog vest on Amazon and pretended to need an assistance animal because of a disability. 

In the video below, she describes how on the way back she brought the dog through Shannon where she was met with raised eyebrows. 

"I have a letter to say I have anxiety," she stated to the host in order to bring her dog Shadow through without having to pay any extra charges before adding that she even got her own "row on the airplane."

Many people took offence to her comments, one of which was Irish charity 'My Canine Companion' who provide highly trained and skilled service dogs to people with disabilities, particularly autism. 

They said that:

"Outraged and disappointed to see on The Late Late Show, Ryan and Maeve having a laugh over "faking a service dog". A mockery has now been made for people who genuinely use a service dog for everyday life and travel."

The Irish comedian replied almost immediately stating that she was sorry for any upset she may have caused with those comments:

"Big apologies to anyone hurt or offended by my emotional support dog bit on last night's The Late Late Show.

"US and Irish categories are different. Much love and respect for people who need, fundraise for and train service dogs and thank you for the information! Will do better!"

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