Urban Outfitters says Irish are nation of drunks and emasculates St Patrick
TO mark Saint Patrick’s Day Urban Outfitters is flogging a baseball cap on which is written “Irish Yoga – Downward Facing Upchuck”. It;s illustrated by a man puking on a mass of shamrocks.
A t-shirt carries the mirror “Get Me Drunk And We’ll See.” A jug is labelled “Leprechaun P***”.
Historian Michael Lavery tells the Irish Voice:
“If you allow others to cheapen your culture like this they will find it easier to overlook you in every other sphere from politics to culture. Urban Outfitters are trafficking in out of date stereotypes that have been used to diminish the Irish for centuries and I’m sorry to see it still happening in 2012.”
But none of this is the worst thing. What’s worse is that the American clothing chain called St Patrick’s Day…St Patty’s Day!
Yeah, St Patrick is now a girl. And you know that when the women arrive the serious drinking starts…