The Daily Show has used comedy for years to bring attention to world issues and draw in viewers using this method. It is a way for them to bring awareness to current problems in our nation and also entertain. They get viewers thinking about international threats, terrorism, politics and media. Jon Stewart once said this in his “Restoring Sanity” speech:
“If we amplify everything we hear nothing. There are terrorists and racists and Stalinists and theocrats but those are titles that must be earned. You must have the resume. Not being able to distinguish between real racists and Tea Partiers or real bigots and Juan Williams and Rick Sanchez is an insult, not only to those people but to the racists themselves who have put in the exhausting effort it takes to hate—just as the inability to distinguish terrorists from Muslims makes us less safe not more. The press is our immune system. If we overreact to everything we actually get sicker—and perhaps eczema.”
He is in no way a racist, he uses sarcasm to make FUN at those who DO think all Muslims are terrorists. Do you understand, One-Directioners?
You are attacking the Daily Show online, you are mobbing outside of their studio and you are sending them death threats. That is an act of terrorism if you ask me. You are belittling a man who has worked his ass off trying to positively influence change in the world when your One Direction boys were only fucking sperms.
Jon Stewart supports women’s rights, racial rights, HUMAN RIGHTS, minimum wage raises, preserving the environment and everything GOOD we want to see in the world.
So I ask you to please get your priorities straight. I realize many of you are young and musicians are role models but this individual is literally working his ass off to get the country stable. He wasn’t calling your precious zayn a terrorist and is in fact defending his rights as a human being.