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'Unwatchable!': Aer Lingus responds to SNL sketch with a Trump-esque tweet

Some of the jokes in the Saturday Night Live sketch about the airline didn’t quite land.

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AER LINGUS HAS taken a pop at both Donald Trump and the US comedy show Saturday Night Live after a questionable sketch about the airline featured on last night’s episode.

The skit features Irish actress Saoirse Ronan and SNL cast member Cecily Strong as Aer Lingus cabin crew, who are explaining to passengers why there’s a delay.

It hasn’t received the warmest response – people have criticised the use of clichés such as Irish people wearing Aran jumpers and potatoes being the only thing on the menu.

Many people were also perplexed why a pack of dogs invaded the plane at one point, and was the reason for the delay. As the DailyEdge wrote earlier today:

“…the sketch centres on a gag about the plane being full of dogs. Is that an Irish thing? Did something happen with dogs on an Aer Lingus flight that none of us know about?”

In response to what’s been criticised as a poor attempt at a satire, the airline sent out this tweet this afternoon, mimicking US President Donald Trump’s previous criticism of the show:

Just tried watching Saturday Night Live – unwatchable! Totally biased, not funny and the Ronan impersonation just can’t get any worse. Sad.

Alec Baldwin did a sketch on SNL in 2016 which poked fun at President Trump and provoked a response from him.

Although the majority of Twitter users seem to agree that the airline sketch didn’t quite land with either Irish or American audiences, the reaction to the Aer Lingus tweet has itself been mixed.

It’s not the first fiesty social media message sent by Aer Lingus either – the airline has been involved in a few spats with Ryanair on Twitter before.

Read: People are disappointed with a sketch about Aer Lingus that Saoirse Ronan did on SNL

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