I’ve had it with ‘Glee’ and the leprechaun.
The Fox TV top rated series ‘jumped the shark’ last night when Heather, the cheerleader, really thought that new Irish exchange student Damian McGinty was a leprechaun.
Worse, she was the only one who could see him.
And he was looking for a pot o’ gold.
And he had to sing ‘It’s Not Easy Being Green” by that well-known composer giant Kermit the frog.
Heavens preserve us dear reader.
Yes,that was the plot line.
This is supposedly an adult drama.
But I have no faith in begorrah b***s***.
I know a show like that will deal in stereotypes.
But it was downright insulting for any Irish American watching to see this nonsense passing as a representation of the Irish.
via Irish Central
Blogged with only these comments:
1. This is what happens, kids, when you don’t really pay attention or proofreaders.
2. I’m still trying to figure out what was offensive about it. He wasn’t drunk or throwing grenades, or being lazy or blindly religious. He wasn’t comforming to the most harmful and annoying of stereotypes about the Irish. His accent is his own. He used folklore to his own advantage. From where I sit, in Ireland, Rory is smart, friendly, interesting and totally hilarious.
3. Kermit the Frog is my hero. Fuck you, Irish Central.