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Sounbelievablydull Sat 21-Oct-17 21:58:38

Just watching X factor judges houses- please don't judge me!!
Anyhow a group of contestants were led to believe they were going to dubilin but were given a last minute reprieve and went San Francisco !
How insulting is that??
Dublin is every bit as good imo

Lethaldrizzle Sat 21-Oct-17 22:06:51

Ireland is right next door to uk and is not wildly different to some parts of the uk. The further you travel, the more exciting it is, the more different it is, especially for the young contestants on the show. Of course San Francisco is more exciting! It's not an insult to Ireland and I love Ireland

ohmywhatamisaying Sat 21-Oct-17 22:14:55

„Every bit as good“

grin Aye

Liadain Sat 21-Oct-17 22:17:57

Ah stop. I live in Dublin. I think the majority of Dubs wouldn't give a shite about this!

I'd be bored to death in Liverpool but I'd love to go to Bali. It's just the way it is.

KindergartenKop Sat 21-Oct-17 22:18:43

Dublin is a tad chillier than SF.

Better beer though.

WorraLiberty Sat 21-Oct-17 22:20:16

My family are Irish and I love Ireland.

However, I can't think of a single one of us who wouldn't prefer a trip to San Francisco! grin

theymademejoin Sat 21-Oct-17 22:20:25

Seriously? Long haul beats short haul any day!

youwouldthink Sat 21-Oct-17 22:20:31

If you look Aer Lingus are one of the main prize sponsers this year and thats why they put that trip in. They have just opened the route here and are promoting it. I certainly don't feel insulted

wobblywonderwoman Sat 21-Oct-17 22:29:55

Of course San Fran is better than Dublin. I say that as a proud Irish person. But come on .....

Owl1011 Sat 21-Oct-17 22:34:14

No judgment here OP, I watched some of the X factor last week for the first time in years! grin can't say i enjoyed it too much though. Dublin is my all time favourite place in the world to visit...but that being said I've always wanted to visit San Francisco. Don't necessarily think it's an insult to Ireland hmm

HolyShmoly Sat 21-Oct-17 22:37:27

If someone booked me a flight home to Ireland I'd be delighted. If I got to the airport and told me 'surprised, you're going to San Fran' I'd be beside myself with excitement.

There's plenty of ways to be insulted, this isn't one of them.

AgathaOHara Sat 21-Oct-17 22:40:44

So would you be outraged if they were told they were going to Scunthorpe & then surprised with San Francisco?

Unlikely. So why Dublin?

Some people really are determined to spend their lives being offended on someone else’s behalf.

AfterSchoolWorry Sat 21-Oct-17 22:43:52

I've never been to San Francisco but I live in Dublin. I seriously doubt Dublin is anywhere near as good as San Francisco!

Come on! Get real!

Nancy91 Sat 21-Oct-17 22:44:55

I'm Irish and I couldn't agree with the contestants any more, the weather in Ireland is normally shit and it's not that different from England so I'd be gutted too!

SunnySkiesSleepsintheMorning Sat 21-Oct-17 22:48:07

YABU. It wasn’t an insult. The whole point is that they go somewhere long haul and usually warm.

SparklyLeprechaun Sat 21-Oct-17 22:48:54

I could jump on a plane in the morning and have a day out in Dublin if I wanted to. It's pretty much next door. San Francisco, not quite.

Glumglowworm Sat 21-Oct-17 23:01:43

I live Ireland and have family there

Long haul is much more exciting than short haul

Liverpool to Dublin is a shorter journey than the train from Liverpool to London

Jigsisaw Sat 21-Oct-17 23:06:14

Well im irish and ive lost count of the number of times ive been to the uk so obviously id rather go to san francisco!

Nocabbageinmyeye Sat 21-Oct-17 23:07:39

Irish here too and I totally see why they would prefer San Francisco, I am sure if it was an American show they would rather Dublin v San Fransisco, it's what's further afield and different BUT they were very fucking sneery about it and it was said a few times so I see what you are saying op, I can't get worked up about it mind but I did notice it.

CocoPuffsinGodMode Sat 21-Oct-17 23:08:59

I’m a Dub. San Francisco is better wink

MargaretTwatyer Sat 21-Oct-17 23:14:04

I think it was going to be Dublin. But when they realised that by 'SF judges house' Louis meant Gerry Adams was turning up to cojudge they pretended there was a big misunderstanding and they thought he meant San Francisco.

Shame. Apparently Gerry loves a nice version of 'Boom, shake, shake, shake the room'.

deadringer Sat 21-Oct-17 23:22:31


llangennith Sat 21-Oct-17 23:22:59

Hmmm. Dublin or San Francisco? I know which I'd prefer!

Migraleve Sat 21-Oct-17 23:33:28

Are you always looking to be offended at nothing?

Seriously. Finding that insulting is ridiculous

SilverySurfer Sun 22-Oct-17 00:04:22

Oh the poor things, they must have been devastated to go to San Francisco instead of Dublin - not hmm

It's absurd to suggest that it is in any way an insult.

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