Irish People Are Pissed About Saoirse Ronan's 'SNL' Sketches

Irish People Are Pissed About Saoirse Ronan's 'SNL' Sketches
Irish actress Saoirse Ronan has become a Hollywood darling thanks to films like Brooklyn and this year's Lady Bird, but her appearance on Saturday Night Live this weekend (December 2) didn't go over quite so well with folks back home.
 
Despite a couple of shining moments (like the "Welcome to Hell" pre-taped song and video number and a cameo from Greta Gerwig), the show has come under fire for playing off a number of tired stereotypes.
 
In addition to opening the show with a dragged-out monologue about how to pronounce Ronan's first name, the show missed the mark with a late-in-the-show sketch mocking Irish airline Aer Lingus. Questionable accents, an abundance of dogs and a potato-only in-flight menu left some viewers dismayed.
 
Even the airline itself jokingly responded on Twitter, taking a tweet out of Donald Trump's playbook to say: "Just tried watching Saturday Night Live — unwatchable! Totally biased, not funny and the Ronan impersonation just can't get any worse. Sad."
 
See some of the episode's harsher critiques via Twitter down below.
 
All of that said, U2's shtick-y musical performances during the show were probably still the most embarrassing moments to watch for Irish viewers — or anyone, really.