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Is St. Patrick’s Day Offensive Nowadays?

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St. Patrick’s Day is on Saturday, and by now you may have noticed all sorts of Irish-themed accessories on the shelves. T-shirts and accessories with slogans like “Kiss me, I’m drunk, Irish, or whatever,” are pretty common nowadays. But not everyone is happy about this.

Congressman Tim Crowley, head of the Congressional Ad Hoc Committee on Irish Affairs, sent a letter to Urban Outfitters CEO Richard Hayne, asking him to stop selling these kind of products.

“By selling and promoting these items, Urban Outfitters is only fueling stereotypes that many Irish Americans, as well as the people of Ireland, work so hard to dispel,” the letter began.

What do you think? Are those kind of items offensive? Or is it all just in good fun?

[via Yahoo Shine]

 

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