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# how unfortunate
Dara Ó Briain has called out The Guardian for referring to him and Ed Byrne as 'British men'
“Accuses us of cultural insensitivity, while in the same sentence subsuming Ireland back into Britain…”

LAST THURSDAY, ED Byrne and Dara Ó Briain’s new three-part South East Asia travel show kicked off on RTÉ One.

The two comedians set off on an epic journey through some of the region’s most exciting and interesting locations – starting off with Malaysia.

mandalay BBC BBC

The show made its debut on BBC 2 last night, and The Guardian included it in its TV review in the newspaper and online this morning.

Dara Ó Briain spotted a slight problem with its criticism

How unfortunate.

The beginning of the section on Ed and Dara’s show reads:

Some things, unfortunately, don’t change.
Neither does the increasingly dull and unedifying formula of sending white British men to far-flung places in search of “strange and quirky” aspects of other cultures. The latest are Irish comedians Dara Ó Briain and Ed Byrne who, in Dara and Ed’s Road To Mandalay (BBC2, Sunday), travel across Malaysia in the first of a three-part series exploring south-east Asia, “one of the most rapidly changing places on earth”.

White British men? Dara’s response on Twitter pointed out the obvious irony:

Bravo @guardian telly review! Accuses us of cultural insensitivity, while in the same sentence subsuming Ireland back into Britain…

That’s one way of dealing with a bad review.

Well played.

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