People are up in arms over the latest Old Navy holiday shirts, which celebrate the arrival of America’s favorite drinking time, St. Patrick’s Day.
Irish folk are complaining that the shirts unfairly portray all Irish people as “drunks.” Slogans on the shirts include, “Party Like You’re Irish!” (featuring a tipsy Snoopy holding a mug that says “root beer”) and “Irish I Was Drunk.”
As a result, Old Navy has pulled two of the shirt designs from shelves.
Um…have you people ever HEARD of St. Patrick’s Day? Has there ever been a St. Patty’s day t-shirt that DIDN’T advertise recreational drinking? I’m part Irish, and though I’ve never been a huge partier on March 17, you’re crazy if you think that people don’t associate that day with passing out in a puddle of green beer.
Do you find these shirts offensive, Lovelies, or do you think people are overreacting?