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Limerick comics, The Rubberbandits, addressed the Irish nation from outside the House of Parliament, Leinster House, declaring war on the “X Factor”
Having now generated 1,755,650 hits, in just six days, “Horse Outside” is well on its way to becoming Ireland’s Christmas number one. It is also now being named as the number one most tweeted video in the world.
Limerick east TD Willie O’Dea appeared on RTE’s (the national broadcaster), Joe Duffy show, “Liveline”. He said he hoped the song would reach number one and that he found it “hilariously funny”.
He said “I do because, you know, I'm supporting Limerick, obviously. They're a couple of Limerick lads.
"Far from it damaging the image of Limerick... I think that if it goes to number one it'll reflect well on Limerick. It's another success for Limerick.
"They're a comedy duo, a comedy, musical hip-hop duo, and it's meant to be funny and it is funny.
"It does this thing in a very exaggerated way, which I think anybody won't take too seriously.
"It's crude certainly and the language is crude but I mean I found it hilariously funny."
He added that a lot of Limerick people felt “great pride about the fact that two local lads, who are obviously very intelligent and very, very musically orientated and can be very, very funny, have the prospect of topping the charts at Christmas and beating the guy who won 'The X Factor'.”
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