Irish people just deal with things. They don’t make a fuss about much. Can you imagine if an Irish person would complain to the management of a store over racial stereotyping because of this costume? They would get laughed out of the store. Then again, if this were a slave outfit and it was sold as such how long do you think it last on the shelves? There are ethnic groups that are safe to ridicule because there is a history of suffering and tolerance. If you are an Irish Christian, then your tolerance levels must be off the charts.
If you really think about it, St Patrick’s Day is one of those holidays that has taken a turn for the worse. Most people complain that Christians stole their pagan holidays. But in this case, Pagans have overrun a Christian holiday. While it was once a celebration of St. Patrick converting people to Christianity in Ireland it has devolved into a wannabe leprechaun drunken depravity fest with torrents of green beer. Irish people should be offended. But they aren’t, because they don’t care.
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