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General News / December 8, 2020

“I’m Irish”: Paul Mescal correcting UK media was the most-liked tweet on Irish Twitter in 2020

Paul Mescal featured as Lt. Langon in The Abbey Theatre and the Lyric Hammersmith’s production of "The Plough and the Stars" by Sean O’Casey via ROLLINGNEWS.IE
General News / December 8, 2020

“I’m Irish”: Paul Mescal correcting UK media was the most-liked tweet on Irish Twitter in 2020

Words: Dylan Murphy

Get em, Paul.

In what seems like a lifetime ago, Paul Mescal shot to fame for his role of Connell in Normal People during lockdown numero uno. The Kildare actor’s chain got its own Twitter account, Gucci modelled shorts on his GAA attire and he was nominated for an Emmy. To say it was a breakout year is a bit of an understatement.

Like clockwork, English tabloids started claiming the rising star as their own, hailing him as “British”. It resulted in the 24-year-old actor tweeting a correction aimed at the publications calling him “British”.

It’s no surprise that even in an unprecedented pandemic, that the Brits are at it. According to data released by the social media giant, Paul’s response was the most-liked tweet on Irish Twitter this year, hitting over 130,000 likes.

Recently, Paul Mescal featured in a music video with Phoebe Bridgers for ‘Saviour Complex.