Daily Show SCOTUS Tweet Sparks Controversy

By Mark Joyella 

A joke posted to The Daily Show’s Twitter account following Monday’s Supreme Court ruling on abortion drew immediate criticism, with Fox News contributor Meghan McCain describing the joke as “vile.”

The 5-3 ruling, considered the most significant decision from the Supreme Court on abortion in two decades, struck down abortion restrictions in Texas. The Daily Show tweeted, “celebrate the #SCOTUS ruling! Go knock someone up in Texas!”

The response was swift, with the joke being called “disgusting,” “idiotic,” and “distasteful.”

Later in the day, the Comedy Central show responded to the criticism: