Twitter Erupts Over Daily Show Abortion Joke

'Go knock someone up in Texas!'
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 28, 2016 9:33 AM CDT
Twitter Erupts Over Daily Show Abortion Joke
Trevor Noah during a taping of "The Daily Show."   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

The Supreme Court struck down laws limiting abortion in Texas on Monday, and the Daily Show urged Twitter users to celebrate: "Go knock someone up in Texas!" reads a tweet from the show's official Twitter account. Not surprisingly, the joke didn't go over well. Users commented that the tweet was "irresponsible" and the show was "embracing rape culture," per USA Today. Within hours, the show posted this non-apology: "Friends, we're certainly not promoting abortions. Just excited about #SCOTUS reaffirming right to choose." (More The Daily Show stories.)

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