The US Army had to take down a cringe-worthy St. Patrick’s Day tribute video on Twitter after many Irish citizens became upset over the video’s content.
“Happy #StPatricksDay from the #USArmy,” the offending tweet read. “We appreciate how everyone wears a little green like us today.”
The video featured shamrocks being ejected out of machine guns, rocket launchers and shamrock shrapnel erupting from an explosion, all interlaced with a tricolor overlay, odd music with a soldier performing “Nae Nae” moves -invented by Atlanta quintet WeAreToonz- which have nothing to do with St. Patrick’s day or Irish culture.
While the video was admittedly very cheesy, news sources claim the Irish were mostly offended by the use of military hardware in the video, claiming the likely innocuous tribute clip was “revolting” propaganda.
According to multiple news reports, the 55-second video was deleted after receiving an onslaught of negative feedback.
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