“A heritage that we regard with respect, loyalty, and affection.”
It was only a matter of time before this happened. Are critics aware that the leprechaun is a type of fairy being? Doesn’t that somehow make it better? At any rate, the good news is that people are not folding to the mob.
The Federalist reports:
After Fighting Irish Fans Reject Poll Claiming Their Mascot Is ‘Offensive,’ Poll Results Disappear
Quality Logo Products, an Illinois-based logo printing company, garnered national attention this week when it unveiled a survey titled “The Most Offensive College Mascots In America.” But the survey quietly disappeared from the company’s website after a flood of criticism.
The poll results were previously available at this link. In addition to an “offensive mascots” section, Quality Logo Products asked respondents to note the “sexiest,” “unsexiest, “best and worst mascots,” and “creepiest mascots.”
1,266 people from ages 18 to 79 were polled, according to the company’s website. Most participants hailed from the South (474); 55.4 percent were male, 43.6 percent female, and 1 percent “non-binary.” Almost 11 percent were “bisexual,” 2.8 percent were “gay or lesbian,” and 1.1 percent “preferred not to say.” One hundred twenty-eight mascots were referenced, all from NCAA Division 1 football teams.
The poll results indicated participants found mascots from Florida State University, San Diego State University, the University of Hawaii at Manoa, University of Notre Dame, Oklahoma State University, West Virginia University, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Arizona State University, New Mexico State University, and University of Virginia to be “offensive.”
Notre Dame, which has a leprechaun mascot, swiftly fired back at Quality Logo. “Our symbols stand as celebratory representations of a genuine Irish heritage at Notre Dame,” the school said in a statement. “A heritage that we regard with respect, loyalty, and affection.”
"THE NOTRE DAME MASCOT IS OFFENSIVE!!," said no Irish person…ever…in the history of recorded time. pic.twitter.com/pyorvxBl83
— Eddie McClintock (@EddieMcClintock) August 25, 2021
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