Lizz Winstead, the co creator of the popular Daily Show, is facing a massive backlash after she sent out an insensitive tweet that joked about the horrific Oklahoma tornado’s possible political motivations.
The tweet, sent before much of the devastation in Oklahoma was revealed, has lead to outrage from many of her followers as well as numerous bloggers throughout the internet.
In attempting to use the Oklahoma tornado to comment on the IRS scandal that has rocked the White House in recent weeks, Winstead came off looking insensitive to the thousands of people who have been devastated by the super tornado.
She thought she was making a topical political joke, but a co-creator of ‘The Daily Show’ managed to enrage many of her followers after tweeting joke about the Oklahoma tornado’s political motivations.
‘This tornado is in Oklahoma so clearly it has been ordered to only target conservatives,’ wrote comedian Lizz Winstead, in a tweet, around 3:30 Monday afternoon.
The tweet was an apparent attempt at using the occasion of the May 20 twister to comment on the scandal currently plaguing the IRS and Obama administration.
After arguing with followers who were angry with her tweet, Winstead finally realized the horrific damage that Oklahoma had just suffered.
But then gravity of the tornado’s impact became clear. Winstead’s joke suddenly wasn’t so humorous and the normally funny lady was all red.
‘Made a political joke, Twas before devastation revealed. In hindsight, had I understood, I would have refrained. Beyond sorry. #LetMeHaveIt’ she tweeted about three and a half hours after her original joke.
News of her faux pas had spread by then, however.
She deleted the tweet, but the ire continued flowing into her Twitter page.
‘Hey Lizz, you’re clearly a numbskull,’ wrote Twitter user @catpooper.
Winstead agreed. ‘Worse thing is I am from MN! I know this!! Bad joke. Bad Timing. Just bad.’
Winstead continued to apologize and then began trying to rebuild her karma.
‘Im recommending Make a donation now. Text REDCROSS to 90999. If any Oklahomans have a charity that they love, hit me up I’ll tweet it out,’ she wrote at 9pm.
The fact of the matter is that a prominent and rich Obama supporter thought they would use the tornado to make the IRS scandal look ridiculous and one sided. Instead, she was outed as an insensitive political hack.
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