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Stephen Fry made a joke about Ireland's 'first openly gay teashop' and some people took him too literally

Oh dear.

EARLIER THIS EVENING, Leo Varadkar became the Taoiseach-elect when he was appointed leader of Fine Gael.

As you can imagine, most of the international headlines have focused on the historic nature of Varadkar’s election, what with him being Ireland’s first openly gay leader and the son of an immigrant.

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Many international observers and commentators have celebrated Varadkar’s election, citing it as an example of progress and how far Ireland has come.

Among those to weigh in on Varadkar’s election? None other than Stephen Fry.

Here’s what the comedian had to say about Ireland’s “first openly gay teashop”.

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Unfortunately, his tweet has been taken a bit too literally by some people and he is now being inundated with queries as to how a teashop can be openly gay.



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Might be time to brush up on your Irish political terminology, lads.

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Amy O'Connor

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