Stereotypes: The Irish

When grizzled cowboy John Marston meets Irish in Rockstar’s instant classic, the character might as well be wearing shamrocks and chasing a pot of gold.  Irish’s accent is over-the-top, his antics revolve around drinking and alcohol nearly as much as they do sex (yes, he even propositions nuns.) Irish is an example that those of us with white skin can be the victims of stereotypes as well. Irish video game characters do not have a large amount of representation so when one of the Emerald Isle’s sons appear, there is a lot riding. Rockstar did catch heat for this character and his embarrassing ways.