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Leo Varadkar inspires 'gay in Ireland' joke on Saturday Night Live



HEALTH MINISTER LEO Varadakar’s announcement last week that he’s gay has travelled across the Atlantic and found its way into a joke on this week’s Saturday Night Live.

As part of the comedy show’s ‘weekend update’ Varadkar was not referred to by name by Colin Jost, but was described as:

… becoming the first openly gay government figure in Irish history.Of course in Ireland ‘gay’ just means you have less than eight kids.

Source: Saturday Night Live/YouTube


Reaction online was minimal, but  largely critical:

H/T to Gavan Reilly/@GavReilly

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