Scots slam Disney World actor’s attempt at accent & brand it a ‘war crime’

Scots have hit out after hearing a Disney World actor’s attempt to do a Scottish accent – with some labeling it a “war crime”.

The actor, dressed as Disney Princess Merida, answered some questions at a meet-and-greet for a clip on social media.

The actress was dressed as Merida at Disney World


The actress was dressed as Merida at Disney WorldPhoto credit: TIKTOK
But the Scots were not impressed by her accent


But the Scots were not impressed by her accentPhoto credit: TIKTOK

But fans were less impressed with her accent after the clip went viral on TikTok and X, formerly known as Twitter.

The red-haired beauty starred in the hit animated film Brave, which followed her journey as she challenged her kingdom’s traditions to live a life of independence.

The film is set in a fictional medieval Scotland where Merida lives in the Highlands.

But fans criticized the actress for her accent, saying she sounded “Canadian and Irish” instead.

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In the clip, she was asked if her brothers were still bears and replied: “No, there are no bears anymore, they are just little cubs now.”

“But they kind of act like bears, especially when there’s a lot of pastries.”

“Just this morning I played my favorite game with them where I put a cake on my arrow and shoot it and they run around, but I haven’t seen them since.”

“I’m still trying to look for them, so I think they’re probably over there, wherever the pastry is.”

“Can you take care of me too? Maybe you can get some candy for yourself at the end.”

Viewers flocked to the comments as they complained about her voice.

One person said: “Maybe you should look for a Scottish accent instead of pastry.”

Another added with a series of laughing faces: “I’m absolutely offended at the moment. I had no idea she was supposed to be Scottish until I read the comments.”

Someone else wrote: “She’s never met a Scottish man in her life, God bless her.”

A fourth chimed in: “I can’t stop thinking about it. Really amazed. A real war crime against both Scotland and Kelly Mac.”

While a fifth posted: “I don’t even know what’s going on, she sounds Canadian in places.”

And another commented: “This is a bad example. She speaks more American and Irish.”

But she’s not the only person criticized for her Scottish accent.

Hit Netflix series Black Mirror has been criticized for its “terrible Scottish accents” and use of “lazy stereotypes” in its sixth season.

Fans took to social media to blast her accent


Fans took to social media to blast her accentPhoto credit: TIKTOK

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Russell Falcon

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