There have been a few Irish-American trends floating around on TikTok as of late but this one has Irish Twitter up in arms.
TikTok user Lorї (@screamingcryinghistory) made the below video, and safe to say it raised a few eyebrows.
The video begins with her looking at her fit, with the writing saying "Me in 2023; thinking I look a little thick in my outfit."
It moves on to say "My Irish ancestors: *stunned*" to which it goes back to the "me" POV, saying "sorry is my skirt messed up" with the "Irish ancestor saying "She'll make it through winter" which is no doubt a reference to the famine.
Much as we're all about body-positivity, we're not sure linking it to the Famine is quite the way to go about it. And we are not alone, as Irish Twitter did what it does best and popped off.
Ban Irish-Americans from using the internet https://t.co/FCaGMjhKKl
— Saoirse Ní Chiaragáin (@MiseryVulture) February 15, 2023
Twitter user Saoirse Ní Chiaragáin (@MiseryVulture) suggested we ban Irish-Americans from using the internet, and even suggested that they are worse than the Brits at this stage.
Do they have one clue how offensive and self serving this shit is? Yeah our people died so you could feel confident in you body shape 🤦🏼♀️🙄😡
— Blinne Rush (@xXxBlinxXx) February 15, 2023
And the comments are like ‘I’m 1/938489495th Irish, my body was built to survive the potato famine’ pls stop😭
— Aoife💃 (@aoifedevirgo) February 14, 2023
Omg.. the comments on that TikTok even more depressing. Yanks have such an arrogant approach to the Rest of the World. There she is with some vague Irish ancestry telling literal Irish people what it means to be Irish.
— Debbie Hutchinson (@GuevarasGirl) February 15, 2023
Americans need banning from everything. pic.twitter.com/5G5OQIHRq1
— in a bathysphere. (@hexxenzsene) February 15, 2023
Believe it or not, a flood of supportive comments came in under the original TikTok video, and it has over 350k likes.
Us *not angry, just disappointed*.
Header image via TikTok/@screamingcryinghistory