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Irish Twitter Users React After Paul Mescal & Andrew Scott Are Claimed As British Actors

Tara Walsh
Tara Walsh

10:03 29 Jul 2020


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Irish Twitter users are fuming

Irish Twitter users are fuming after some media outlets claimed Paul Mescal and Andrew Scott are British.

It's after both Irish stars were nominated for the 2020 Emmy Awards.

 

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Congratulations to @paul.mescal. Your portrayal of Connell made the world fall in love. #NormalPeople

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Kildare's Paul, was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor for his role in Normal People.

While Dublin native Andrew was nominated for Outstanding Guest Actor for his role in Black Mirror.

British? Irish

A number of media outlets claimed the boys as British when reporting the news.

And Irish Twitter users are having absolutely none of it.

'This is getting beyond annoying or funny now, the constant claiming of Irish people as British.'

While journalist Richard Chambers tweeted that it was, 'inevitable.'

'@mescal_paul claimed as British by the Mail and Guardian. Irish show, Irish writers, Irish star.'

'Same old British media glory-grabbing.'

Meanwhile, Paul paid tribute to his co-star Daisy Edgar-Jones following his nomination news.

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