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Aye or Die: 'The Simpsons' Groundskeeper Willie Is All For Scottish Independence

Mairéad Scahill | PopWrapped Author

Mairéad Scahill

09/16/2014 2:57 pm
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Aye or Die: 'The Simpsons' Groundskeeper Willie Is All For Scottish Independence | Groundskeeper Willie
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Groundskeeper Willie has spoken. The red-headed gruff Scot from The Simpsons has thrown his hat in the ring as the latest Scotsman to have his two cents on the Scottish Independence vote, which will take place on September 18th. For those not in the know, The Scottish Independence Referendum is taking place, and the polls seem to be at a deadlock. Many celebrities have thrown in their two cents, including J.K. Rowling and Mike Meyers in the guise of Shrek, from Shrek—although Meyers had less of a clear cut decision on the choice than the Simpsons Scotsman. Groundskeeper Willie begins his 2 minute speech with a little declaration, saying, “I am hesitant to throw my support to either side - be it the right one, or the obviously wrong one” In fact, Willie is very pro-independence, ripping off his shirt and revealing the words “Aye or Die”, declaring, “It’s not a tattoo, it’s a birthmark!” In fact, he is so in favor of Independence, he even declares who should lead the new country, decrying Alex Salmond as the "safe choice", while he is the better one. He goes on to compare himself to William Wallace and Andy Murray, so you know he’s in good company. And, because The Simpsons love their tongue-in-cheek commentary, he also says, "I’ve lived in America most of my life, so I’ve seen first-hand how not to run a country." One way or the other, we’ll see the vote of the referendum this week, but in the mean-time: Vote Groundskeeper Willie 2016!

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