Thursday 30 March 2017

'Why is the man in the bag making sense?' - Rubberbandits Channel 4 interview on mental health in Ireland goes viral

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

A CHANNEL 4 news interview with the Rubber Bandits is going viral - as viewers took to social media to praise them for making more sense than our politicians.

Blindboy Boatclub - real name Dave Chambers - gave the interview as part of the duo's satirical 1916 film.

"I only want to have a bit of craic, but I end up always finding myself in situations where I become the voice of reason. I shouldn't be.

"Rather than looking, going 'why is the man in the bag making sense?', you go 'why is the man in the suit not making sense?'

"My generation, we're old enough to remember the Celtic Tiger, but we're massively affected by the recession. Our 20s were stolen from us, pretty much.

"Young Irish people, the suicide amongst them is massive. Huge amounts of suicide, jumping into rivers, and emigration and a lot of young Irish people, they don't see a future."

The clip has been viewed 275,000 times since it was posted last night.

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