Time and time again, the Brits try to claim Saoirse Ronan as one of their own.

Harper’s Bazaar caused the first “forgetting the Irish aren’t British” controversy of 2019 by appearing to claim Irish actress Saoirse Ronan as one of “The spirit of Great Britain.”

The British magazine’s upcoming February edition features an interview with the New York-born, Irish-raised star which celebrates her leading role in “Mary Queen of Scots.” The cover’s main text, however, references “The spirit of Great Britain” which while referring another article entirely, does seem to cast the cover star as being one of their own.

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Irish actress Saoirse Ronan has appeared alongside a 'Spirit of Great Britain' headline in a UK magazine: https://t.co/OgMsg8RVyc pic.twitter.com/PBnRnAfUIl

— Newstalk (@NewstalkFM) January 3, 2019

Of course, Irish Twitter quickly got itself worked up to remind Harper’s Bazaar just exactly where Ronan hails from:

Uh, guys? You know Saoirse Ronan isn’t British, right? pic.twitter.com/xcKp8SNp84

— Guy Lodge (@GuyLodge) January 3, 2019

Hed text (the spirit of Great Britain) is incredibly deceptive and may or may not have been intentionally related to Saoirse Ronan’s cover story.


Saoirse is  Irish  not  British.

Ireland  is  not part  of  Great Britain. pic.twitter.com/AFTI5AhdJG

— Christy Havranek (@diopter) January 4, 2019

The British brigade trying to claim Saoirse Ronan as one of their own again. #SaoirseRonan #Saoirse pic.twitter.com/dwvgBRBfww

— Fintan Marron (@FintanMusic) January 3, 2019

“The spirit of Great Britain”


SHE’S FUCKING IRISH ( and American )

excuse them, Saoirse, they don’t know what they do https://t.co/SEI3xkVuhl

— beatrice. 鹿 (@donutsweeran) January 3, 2019

In better news, Ronan may not have picked up a Golden Globe nomination but she was announced as an award host for the 2019 event. 

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