Celebrities Rip Rupert Murdoch for "Jihadist Cancer" Tweet
Celebrities are taking to Twitter to denounce Rupert Murdoch for his tweet about the "jihadist cancer" in Muslim culture, including Aziz Ansari, who called Murdoch a "racist piece of shit"
Rupert Murdoch is getting burned on Twitter for a controversial comment he made about the Charlie Hebdo shooting, and celebrities are lighting the fire, including comedian Aziz Ansari, who called the media mogul a "racist piece of shit."
Ansari went on the attack Sunday, two days after Murdoch tweeted, "Maybe most Moslems peaceful, but until they recognize and destroy their growing jihadist cancer they must be held responsible."
Maybe most Moslems peaceful, but until they recognize and destroy their growing jihadist cancer they must be held responsible.— Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) January 10, 2015
In response to Murdoch's message, Ansari wrote, "Rups can we get a step by step guide? How can my 60 year old parents in NC help destroy terrorist groups? Plz advise."
When Murdoch later tweeted a message about supporting the Muslim police officer who was fatally shot during the Paris attack, Ansari wrote, "Quit back peddling you racist piece of shit." Ansari then started the #RupertsFault hashtag.
@rupertmurdoch Quit back peddling you racist piece of shit— Aziz Ansari (@azizansari) January 12, 2015
It didn't end there — Ansari continued his invective, writing, "Are you responsible for the evil shit all Christians do or just the insane amount of evil you yourself contribute to?"
The celebrity backlash was started by J.K. Rowling, who initially responded to Murdoch's tweet, saying, "I was born Christian. If that makes Rupert Murdoch my responsibility, I'll auto-excommunicate."
I was born Christian. If that makes Rupert Murdoch my responsibility, I'll auto-excommunicate. http://t.co/Atw1wNk8UX— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) January 11, 2015
Stephen King tweeted his support for Rowling, saying, "Loved Jo Rowling's response to Rupert Murdoch. The man proves being rich does not vaccinate against stupidity."
Loved Jo Rowling's response to Rupert Murdoch. The man proves being rich does not vaccinate against stupidity.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) January 12, 2015