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Striesand effect causes people to recall Paddy Jackson painting himself black and dressing like a slave

The player's abhorrently poor taste in humour led to an apology being issues by Ulster Rugby.

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The Belfast rape trial and subsequent defamation lawsuit involving Paddy Jackson have caused people to recall the time he painted himself black and dressed as a slave.

The extremely racially insensitive incident in 2012, that also involved Andrew Trimble, Chris Henry and Michael Allen, caused Ulster Rugby to have to “unreservedly” apologise.

Later that year Jackson obtusely posted the offensive image as his Twitter cover photo.

People have referenced that his defamation lawsuit against Labour Senator Aodhán Ó’Riordáin has triggered the Streisand effect.

This effect refers to when someone tries to hide, remove, or censor a piece of information or opinion, but instead it becomes more widely publicised, generally on the internet.

The rugby player, who remains suspended, was acquitted of the rape charge brought against him when the jury did not find him unanimously guilty.

If you have been upset by the issues brought up in this article please call the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre on 1800 777 8888.

Texting DRCC to 50300 will donate €2 to the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre.