From his start busking on the streets of Dublin, Dermot Kennedy has come a long way in the music industry. Scoring an Irish and British number one for his album Without Fear, earning BRIT Award nomination for international male solo artist in 2020, and winning the RTÉ Choice Music Prize for Irish Song of the Year with Better Days.
Dermot is so successful, that his music even reached and impressed TikTok’s biggest star Charli D’Amelio.
Charli, who has 140.3 million followers making her the most followed creator on the app, revealed her love for the Dublin man during a Q&A. The dancer was asked about her favourite song and mention Dermot’s For Island Fires and Family as one of her most loved tracks.
@charlidamelio #answer to @charslduck ♬ original sound – charli d’amelio
While fans were happy Dermot is getting recognition for his work and was recommended to Charli’s massive audience, some couldn’t help but laugh at her pronunciation of his Irish name.
The LA resident pronounced his name as “Der-Maught Kennedy” and fans were quick to correct the star.
With one writing, “Did you just say derMOT I’m sorry for for laughing. I’m Irish and it’s actually DERmot”
While another said, “Dermot, dermit is how it’s pronounced” as someone else commented, “Dermot is actually pronounced like Dermit ”
Are we sensing another Julia Fox “Unkhut Jehhmmms” moment coming along?
To be fair, Charli was still quite close with her pronunciation, and the name isn’t common in America so she probably hadn’t heard it before. And it’s pretty sound of her to give Der-maught a kind shout out on her socials, so we think she’s forgiven.