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Saoirse Ronan's spoken out about THAT Aer Lingus sketch from her stint on SNL

Listen, you can’t please everyone.

REMEMBER THAT NONSENSICAL sketch Saoirse Ronan starred in during her stint as guest host on Saturday Night Live?

You know, the one you want to considerable lengths to to repress? Here it is again, just to jog your memory.

Source: Saturday Night Live/YouTube

Can’t see the video? Click here (if you’re able for it).

Saoirse got a bit of a hard time over it for two reasons – nobody could understand what they were actually trying to rip the piss out of us (the dog references are still lost on us) and the other jokes just weren’t that gas TBH.

In an interview with the Sunday Independent this week, Saoirse gave her say on the imminent backlash she faced over the spoof:

One of the brilliant things about the Irish is that we can take the piss out of ourselves. And I love Aer Lingus, I’ve flown with them since I was a child, and one of the most emotional moments for me about going home is when I get on an Aer Lingus flight and I hear the Irish accent and I’m surrounded by people from home.
So it was never done in bad taste or anything like that, and you also have to remember, it’s a comedy show, and they poke fun at everyone, and they poke fun at themselves, and we had sketches about Brooklyn as well and I wasn’t offended. It was all a bit of craic, like.”

Ok grand, but are we ever going to get an explanation about the dog thing?

(Don’t worry though Sersh, you’re still our fave).

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