Joke about 1D and terrorism gets “Daily Show gone too far” hashtag trending
#TheDailyShowGoneTooFar is trending #1 in the U.S. at the moment:
What’s that all about?
In a segment on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” a joke was made about the formation of a “new” terrorist group. Below is the video and a partial transcript of the part that’s sparking anger among 1D fans:
“As you were talking a new terrorist group just formed, with one member each from ISIS, al-Nusra, al-Qaeda, Hamas, One Direction and the Zetas drug cartel.”
One Direction’s Zayn Malik was raised a Muslim, according to the Washington Post, and apparently many assumed that “The Daily Show” joke was in reference to him.
Here’s just a sampling of the upset:
— One Direction (@STYLATORARMY) September 26, 2014
— caitlin (@i69njh) September 26, 2014
— One Direction (@1DRepubIic) September 26, 2014
HOW CAN YOU SAID THAT ZAYN IS A TERRORIST ? GET A LIFE !! ZAYN IS THE MOST SWEET AND PERFECT HUMAN ON THIS PLANET #TheDailyShowGoneTooFar
— Malina (@malinamalyy10) September 26, 2014
#TheDailyShowGoneTooFar People From TheDailyShow Should FuckThemselves Calling "ZAYN" Terrorist,I Wanna SLAP the Bitch That Joke about Him.
— ❌Mrs Pollita❌ (@lekesly3546) September 26, 2014
You don't call someone a terrorist just for fun. This is so immature, shame on you #thedailyshowgonetoofar
— love ◡̈ (@avonsdillon) September 26, 2014
calling zayn a terrorist is the most childish thing ive ever heard #TheDailyShowGoneTooFar
— wow someone actually (@larryskey) September 26, 2014
Zayn has saved more lives than you can count, he's no terrorist #thedailyshowgonetoofar
— it's brittany bitch (@TotallyHemmo) September 26, 2014
#TheDailyShowGoneTooFar Zayn Malik is far from being a terrorist, he's the sweetest guy ever. Leave him alone he wouldn't hurt a fly.
— Julia (@xKissableStyles) September 26, 2014
— ✧*･tatum･✧* (@seaviewlou) September 26, 2014
— Niall Horan (@MULLINGARKIDS) September 26, 2014
Literally anyone who's calling zayn a terrorist clearly doesn't know who they're fucking with #TheDailyShowGoneTooFar
— Niall (@pxnkrockerniall) September 26, 2014
zayn is a terrorist" "It was a joke" Nobody is laughing #thedailyshowgonetoofar
— BRUH IT'S NIALL (@xInfinityNiallx) September 26, 2014
— ✖مروه || Zayn pls✖ (@ZayineMyKing) September 26, 2014
— rachel ˘ ᵕ ˘‹з | bio (@xnarryhugx) September 26, 2014
zayn could literally buy the daily show if he wanted to yet they actually have the nerve to call him a terrorist #thedailyshowgonetoofar
— miranda (@rockmousic) September 26, 2014