HAS THE DAILY SHOW GONE TOO FAR?!?!? (the One Direction mafia thinks so)
The Daily Show did the unthinkable this week. They made a joke about boy band One Direction!
The comedy show did a segment with correspondent Jessica Williams, and she talked about a few terrorist organizations, which included to al-Qaeda, Hamas, ISIS, the Zetas drug cartel, and then showed One Direction as a joke.
Williams doesn't mention Zayn Malik, but members of One Direction's (mostly teenage girl) fanbase apparently didn't get the joke, tweeting about it with the "#TheDailyShowGoneTooFar" hashtag.
Some people thought that because Malik is a Muslim, the band shouldn't be linked with terrorism.
"I am so disappointed with @TheDailyShow !How could them use the word 'terrorist' associated with #onedirection ?" one person wrote.
Said another, "I watch your show but Zayn from One Direction is very sensitive about his religion so he keeps quiet about it. Apologize."
Some of the fans wanted to get the Daily Show "shut down," while some of the comments were borderline threats.
Added another: "@TheDailyShow why don't you apologise for saying such racist remarks about a member of one direction."
Said another, "I JUST FREKIN RETWEETED THE VIDEO OF THE DAILY SHOW N IM LIKE WTF CME ON THTS NOT FUNNY TO INVOLVE ONE DIRECTION IN A TERRORIST GROUP!!" [EPOCH TIMES]
The Daily show has yet to issue a proper apology to these serious charges. Watch the segment below: