Amy Poehler has a lot of explaining to do when it comes to a recent joke on a sitcom she’s the producer of. The famed feminist’s new HULU show Difficult People included an offensive joke about Beyoncé’ and Jay Z’s 3-year-old daughter Blue Ivy and R. Kelly.
“I can’t wait for Blue Ivy to be 18-year-old so R. Kelly can piss on her,” is the joke currently under fire. Julie Klausner, who plays Julie Kessler, a standup comic, in the series, made the joke during an episode, and was shocked that she was on the receiving end of death threats.
“I wrote that thing about Blue Ivy and now the Internet is being really mean to me. Unfollow. Kill yourself. From @SpinClassAddict9,” Kessler stated.
“What was the joke?” Epstein, a fellow comic on the series, asked.
“‘I can’t wait for Blue Ivy to be old enough so R. Kelly can piss on her,’” Kessler replied.
And the ‘joke‘ didn’t go well with people on social media?
A joke about R. Kelly assaulting Blue Ivy is not a joke targeting him. It's making light of what he did and punching down at his victims
— jamilah (@JamilahLemieux) August 17, 2015
Your White Feminist™ faves are the trash that trash left behind. WHY WOULD YOU MAKE A JOKE ABOUT A KNOWN PEDOPHILE SEXUALLY ABUSING A CHILD?
— Miss Ann Dri (@OHTheMaryD) August 17, 2015
Amy Poelher thinks its funny to produce a show speculating the molestation and rape of a minor how sick! As a mother you should be ashamed!
— Kate (@Mrsthirdwrd) August 17, 2015
I understand comedy is supposed to be without limits, blah-blah-blah, but what is the humor in a pedophile pissing on a toddler?
— Michael Arceneaux (@youngsinick) August 17, 2015
That said, Blue Ivy is not fodder for your bullshit. She is a tiny toddler what the fuck Amy Poehler.
— QueenOfBrassKnuckles (@MarinaTronin) August 17, 2015
White Feminism™ strikes again, but of course Amy Poehler's show will slide by with that R. Kelly/Blue Ivy rape joke because, white.
— Nessa. (@curlyheadRED) August 17, 2015
People are now demanding for the immediate removal of the new Hulu Comedy. Clutchettes, what do you think about the ‘joke’?
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