NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — “The Daily Show” is facing backlash on social media for a tweet about the Supreme Court’s decision on Texas abortion laws.
The tweet struck a celebratory tone about the ruling followed by a suggestion to get women in Texas pregnant. Some users supported the tweet’s attempt at humor, but many suggested it was in bad taste.
Reaction to the tweet immediately drew criticism.
Within a couple of hours, “The Daily Show” replied with a second tweet explaining they weren’t promoting abortions.
“Friends, we’re certainly not promoting abortions. Just excited about #SCOTUS reaffirming right to choose,” the account tweeted out.
On Monday, the Supreme Court issued its strongest defense of abortion rights in a quarter-century by striking down Texas rules that sharply reduced abortion clinics in the nation’s second-most-populous state.
The show did not immediately return a call seeking comment.
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