IN THE STUDIO—In this Sept. 29, 2015 file photo, Trevor Noah appears during a taping of “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
NEW YORK (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.
Within a couple of hours, “The Daily Show” replied with a second tweet explaining they weren’t promoting abortions.
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.