It’s not that their intentions weren’t in the right place, but as is sometimes the case when it comes to The Daily Show, their attempts at humor are misguided and tone deaf. Whoever operates their Twitter account might consider running their tweets past a few people to test their reactions. Or maybe, like, one woman.
Anyway, here’s what The Daily Show account tweeted after the Supreme Court decision came down overturning overly restrictive laws on Texas abortion clinics.
Celebrate the #SCOTUS ruling! Go knock someone up in Texas!— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) June 27, 2016
Ha ha ha, right? Go get set someone pregnant because abortions are accessible and fun, yee-haw!
Take it away, Anna Kendrick:
I think this guy hits the right tone: Disappointed, but not completely outraged.
@TheDailyShow From someone who was a guest on your show (and treated fairly): This was in exceptionally poor taste.— Nick Vlahos (@VlahosNick) June 27, 2016
Meghan McCain’s reaction is less magnanimous.
.@TheDailyShow This tweet is so vile.— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) June 27, 2016
@TheDailyShow I'm all for offending someone for the sake of real humor. This? It's like the O'Douls of bad taste.— David Simon (@AoDespair) June 27, 2016
I mean, yeah: The math doesn’t really work out on that joke.
Probably a good idea, in either respect.
Harsh, bro. Harsh.
@TheDailyShow way to contribute to civil discourse. A Trump-level post if I've ever seen one. Good on you.— Ian Clary (@ianclary) June 27, 2016
I kind of appreciate this one.
Texan women have guns. Bring it. @TheDailyShow— Ex-GOP TangoFoxtrot (@TFinn82) June 27, 2016
Trevor probably didn’t even write this tweet, but …
.@TheDailyShow I miss Jon Stewart.— josh terry (@JoshhTerry) June 27, 2016
@JoshhTerry i miss Craig Kilborn— sam leo stecklow (@samstecky) June 27, 2016
Before you go that far, I might remind you of this quote from Craig Kilborn, about the co-creator of The Daily Show and the then head writer:
“To be honest, Lizz does find me very attractive. If I wanted her to blow me, she would.”
If KIlborn had tweeted that in 2016, the number of angry GIFs on Twitter would have melted the servers.