‘Next you’ll be claiming, Taytos, currachs & Aran jumpers’
British Airways have gotten the Irish nation up in arms after claiming one of our acting greats as their own.
You’d think we’d be used to this sort of carry on by now, what with Irish talent like Saoirse Ronan, Chris O’ Dowd and Katie Taylor frequently mistakenly referred to as British.
But no – the latest example of pure cheek has proved that we will NEVER let people away with this mistake.
Twitter user Wendy Lyons took to the social media site when she spotted the misnomer in the airline’s in-flight magazine, and wrote:
‘Now I’ve had my problems with @British_Airways over the past couple days but with this from their inflight magazine they have really gone too far!’
— Wendy Lyon (@wendylyon) January 7, 2018
In the article intro photographed, Gleeson is referred to as a ‘British actor’, a fact that has ruffled a few feathers on Twitter.
Ah come on @British_Airways! Could Domhnall be any more Irish? He’s from Dublin, has red hair & spells his name in a way that causes actual Brits no end of confusion. Next you’ll be claiming, Taytos, currachs & Aran jumpers.
— Niall (@Niall001) January 7, 2018
Did the writer ever listen to Domhnall? He couldn’t look or sound more Irish off-screen. pic.twitter.com/t1gEv7Okkc
— This lemon tart is more stable than Trump???? (@TarteAuCitron1) January 7, 2018
Just this morning, the editor of the magazine responded to all the drama and apologised for the “embarrassing mistake”, writing:
‘Hi Wendy thanks for alerting us. A very embarrassing mistake caused by a production error (it wasn’t the fault of the writer, Helen). We will correct the digital version and I am writing to Domnhall’s publicist to apologise for an error we deeply regret. Thanks again Andy’
Hi Wendy thanks for alerting us. A very embarrassing mistake caused by a production error (it wasn’t the fault of the writer, Helen). We will correct the digital version and I am writing to Domnhall’s publicist to apologise for an error we deeply regret. Thanks again Andy
— Andy Morris (@iamandymorris) January 8, 2018
It’s not the first time Gleeson’s heritage has caused a stir.
Back in 2015 the Dublin-born actor sparked outcry after fans reckoned he referred to himself as British during a panel interview at Comic Con.
In fact, Domhnall had been referring to his character General Hux when he said ‘he’s British’.
Just last year, Domhnall was referred to as British by numerous publications after he starred in a glossy Burberry Christmas campaign alongside Sienna Miller, Dominic West and Lily James.