Irish Twitter lose their minds over this Irish-American TikTok trend

By Katy Thornton

February 16, 2023 at 11:59am


Us *stunned*


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.

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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.

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.


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


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