Aziz Ansari Mercilessly Mocked Rupert Murdoch For His Anti-Muslim Comments On Twitter

Could Ansari be any more perfect?

1. Last week, News Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch caused outrage by tweeting that the 1.6 billion Muslims in the world should be held accountable for the “growing jihadist cancer”.

His comments about “most Moslems” came after the attack on the office of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris last Wednesday, which left 12 people dead.

3. Murdoch’s comments were noticed by popular comedian and actor Aziz Ansari, who took to Twitter yesterday to express his thoughts to his 4.9 million followers.

4. He began by asking “Rups” how he should advise his 60-year-old parents to help destroy terrorist groups.

5. Ansari then described Murdoch as “evil” and mocked him by asking whether he was “responsible” for all the actions of Christians worldwide.

.@RUPERTMURDOCH PLEASE TELL ME WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO STOP ANY AND ALL CRIMES COMMITTED BY PEOPLE OF YOUR RELIGION???!!!

— Aziz Ansari (@azizansari)

.@rupertmurdoch, you're already a vaguely evil media conglomerate guy and THEN you're ALSO racist? FOR REAL?! You're an evil overachiever!

— Aziz Ansari (@azizansari)

8. The Parks & Recreation star then began the Twitter hashtag #RupertsFault to show how absurd it is to blame an entire religion on the actions of a minority of extremists.

.@rupertmurdoch You are Catholic, why are you not hunting pedophiles? #RupertsFault

— Aziz Ansari (@azizansari)

.@rupertmurdoch is responsible for all pedophilia committed by anyone Catholic. @rupertmurdoch why are you pro-pedophile :(

— Aziz Ansari (@azizansari)

.@rupertmurdoch is Christian just like Mark David Chapman who shot John Lennon. Why didn't Rupert stop it? #RupertsFault

— Aziz Ansari (@azizansari)

Anytime a Christian person rear ended your car. #RupertsFault

— Aziz Ansari (@azizansari)

12. Ansari made it clear that although he is not religious himself, he wanted to call out the “ignorance” Murdoch was spreading.

To be clear, I am not religious and have nothing against Christians or Muslims, just ignorance like what @rupertmurdoch is spreading.

— Aziz Ansari (@azizansari)

13. He also made a reference to the hacking scandal that engulfed the Murdoch-owned News International subsidiary.

If only I could hack into @rupertmurdoch's voicemails and hear what his panicked PR ppl say after they read whatever racist shit he says.

— Aziz Ansari (@azizansari)

14. Ansari’s fans then began tweeting their own amusing responses to his hashtag, blaming Murdoch for all the terrible things in the world.

SHAME RUPERT SHAME RT @mt_hardison .@azizansari Christian rock music. #RupertsFault

— Aziz Ansari (@azizansari)

Hotel California #RupertsFault

— Time To Get Illes (@joshilles)

The popularity of The Big Bang Theory #Rupertsfault

— Correct(?)! (@timothyfobrien)

College text books are too expensive #RupertsFault

— ANDRE WRIGHT (@dre23222)

Westboro Baptist Church. #RupertsFault

— Prashant (@busybee)

19. The comedian then ended his Twitter rant by saying Murdoch’s comments had ruined his enjoyment of the Golden Globes.

Fucking up a nice Golden Globes by making me go into a Twitter rage #RupertsFault

— Aziz Ansari (@azizansari)

20. Oh, and *mic drop*

@rupertmurdoch Quit back peddling you racist piece of shit

— Aziz Ansari (@azizansari)

21. So there you have it: Yet another reason why Aziz is an absolute boss.

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Rossalyn Warren is a senior reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
 
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