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'The Daily Show' receives backlash over tweet about Supreme Court abortion ruling

'The Daily Show' receives backlash over tweet about Supreme Court abortion ruling
Trevor Noah hosts Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah" premiere on September 28, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for Comedy Central)

After Monday’s Supreme Court ruling invalidating a Texas law the court found to be overly restrictive of abortion clinics, Twitter was divided. However, individuals on either side of the aisle came together in the aftermath for a single purpose: to decry a tweet from “The Daily Show.”

After the Supreme Court’s ruling, “The Daily Show” official account tweeted, “Celebrate the #SCOTUS ruling! Go knock someone up in Texas!”

Social media was collectively unamused by the tweet.

https://twitter.com/TheDailyShow/status/747509308812820480

Meghan McCain, political contributor and columnist, as well as daughter of GOP Sen. John McCain, responded to the tweet, saying, “This tweet is so vile.”

https://twitter.com/MeghanMcCain/status/747515530416893953

Journalist and creator of HBO’s “The Wire,” David Simon, shared a similar viewpoint, tweeting, “I’m all for offending someone for the sake of real humor. This? It’s like the O’Douls of bad taste.”

https://twitter.com/AoDespair/status/747546056435597312

Other Twitter users went a step further and provided helpful suggestions to improve “The Daily Show” in the future:

https://twitter.com/jenniferdaniel/status/747541990938710016
https://twitter.com/markgongloff/status/747519394016788480
https://twitter.com/mostlybree/status/747570659518099456

Around an hour later, “The Daily Show” Twitter account sought to clarify its joke with a follow-up tweet about celebrating the Supreme Court’s reaffirmation of right to choice. 

https://twitter.com/TheDailyShow/status/747529953575600130

How did Twitter respond?

https://twitter.com/dmartosko/status/747542007816552449

At least Justin Timberlake understands “The Daily Show’s” pain. 

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