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Rupert Grint promo shoot of Moonwalkers in Paris taken by Nikos Aliagas (2016)

“The conspiracy was something I’ve always read a lot about, but I kind of dismissed it. Filming this, it gave me a few second thoughts. Our fake moon was easy to make, and a lot of the film is pretty ambiguous either way. That’s quite a human instinct as well, coming to your own conclusions that not everything you’re told is real.”

US comedian Aziz Ansari rips Rupert Murdoch apart for his dumb 'jihadist cancer' tweet

I’ve always enjoyed Aziz Ansari’s comedy, and considering Rupert Murdoch’s utter hatefulness for decades, and the destruction he has brought to this world, what Ansari has just done is gold. For anyone who hasn’t I suggest you get on twitter and check out the #RupertsFault hashtag.

But here’s the story behind it:

Aziz Ansari, the US standup comedian and one of the stars of the sitcom Parks & Recreation, has launched a withering attack on Rupert Murdoch after the mogul’s comments about the Charlie Hebdo killings in Paris. Murdoch wrote in a tweet: “Maybe most Moslems peaceful, but until they recognize and destroy their growing jihadist cancer they must be held responsible.” Ansari sarcastically replied: “Rups can we get a step by step guide? How can my 60 year old parents in NC help destroy terrorist groups? Plz advise.” Just for the record, Ansari himself is actually an atheist, but his background is Muslim. He followed up by tweeting: “Are you responsible for the evil shit all Christians do or just the insane amount of evil you yourself contribute to?”

This is actually such a great hashtag considering the immense amount of damage and destruction Rupert Murdoch has brought to this world. 

Taking Murdoch’s logic to a knowingly absurd conclusion, he also wrote: “.@rupertmurdoch is Christian just like Mark David Chapman who shot John Lennon. Why didn’t Rupert stop it? #RupertsFault”, and “.@rupertmurdoch is responsible for all pedophilia committed by anyone Catholic. @rupertmurdoch why are you pro-pedophile :(”. Replying to a tweet in which Murdoch heralded the “heroic sacrifice” of Muslim police officer Ahmed Merabet, Ansari wrote: “Quit back peddling you racist piece of shit.” The comedian joins JK Rowling in condemning Murdoch. The Harry Potter author tweeted:

“I was born Christian. If that makes Rupert Murdoch my responsibility, I’ll auto-excommunicate.”

Like Ansari, she also ridiculed Murdoch’s argument, writing: “The Spanish Inquisition was my fault, as is all Christian fundamentalist violence.” She also paid tribute to Lassana Bathily, the Muslim shop-worker who hid Jewish shoppers from the hostage situation in a Parisian grocery store.

Click here to check out the #RupertsFault hashtag on twitter