Paul Mescal: Provokes rage by not wearing poppy on Graham Norton show

Paul Mescal at The Graham Norton Show

Paul Mescal the stand-out guest on ‘The Graham Norton Show’ on 5 November, because of being the one on the couch who wasn’t wearing a Remembrance poppy.

Paul Mescal joined Graham this week to chat regarding his new film Aftersun, seated alongside Black Panther cast Michaela Coel and Winston Duke.

My Policeman’s Emma Corrin, Richard Ayoade, and singer Loyle Carner,
who all had their poppies stapled to chests in the glory of Remembrance Day.

Paul Mescal without poppy on Graham Norton show

The reason behind this decision to ditch the poppy might sound obvious, but many people who tuned in on Friday night couldn’t understand and moved to Twitter to call out the Normal People star.

“Why is Paul not wearing a Poppy on The Graham Norton Show????” asked one of the viewers.

Addressing him directly, another one tweeted: “@mescal_paul where’s your poppy?!”

Tweet by Dave Collins

The third one in astonishment: “Why is Paul not wearing a poppy?” If you haven’t performed it by now, don’t bother.

There were many Irish people on-hand to support the more distressed viewers working it out.

“He is Irish, we don’t celebrate British atrocities here on our island,” clarified a Twitter user.

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Yes, you may have witnessed that when Irish celebrities appear on British television at this time of year, they tend to dodge wearing the poppy.

That’s why the annual Poppy Appeal is witnessed as a tribute to British soldiers, who don’t have the best track history in Ireland.

Although nearly 50,000 Irish males died in the British forces during WWI, it was a dicey move for Irish republicans to praise them with the British poppy.

While many people were shouting out at Paul for overlooking his poppy, Irish viewers were exhilarated to see that good old Paul had decided not to wear the poppy on TV.

“Love that Paul, who isn’t wearing a poppy on #TheGNShow,” yelled one Irish fan.

“#GrahamNorton yes Paul no poppy boy,” tweeted another.

Ireland’s history with the Brits is lengthy and complex.

Expressing as an Irish person, my best advice would be: if you haven’t read it, it’s presumably best to stay silent on this one.

Ahead with his family, Mescal has been stabilizing in life, including his partner Phoebe Bridgers, and his pet dog. They are his system, he stated.

The Normal People show, a very in-demand actor while promoting his new movie “Aftersun”, Paul Mescal was asked about the possibility of Normal People season 2, He spoke in an interview:

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