Daily Show Joke Incenses Fans of One Direction

'Directioners' unite after crack about terrorism
By Newsy, a Newser Video Partner
Posted Sep 27, 2014 12:27 PM CDT

(Newser) – Jon Stewart has incurred the wrath of fans of the pop group One Direction with this joke: "Just as you were talking, a new terrorist group formed with one member each from ISIS, al-Nusra, al-Qaeda, Hamas, One Direction, and the Zetas drug cartel." Funny, right? Many fans of the group, dubbed Directioners, didn't think so. Apparently because band mate Zayn Malik is Muslim, Directioners were quick to assume the joke was singling him out. The pop group has not responded to the ordeal, but angry fans have united on Twitter, where #TheDailyShowGoneTooFar was a top trending topic.

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