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Aziz Ansari Tells Letterman Why Rupert Murdoch’s ‘Racist’ Tweet Made Him So Angry

“I have some beef with Rupert Murdoch,” comedian Aziz Ansari told David Letterman during an interview set to air on the Late Show tonight. “Which is a sentence I didn’t think I would ever really say.”

As Letterman put it, Murdoch is “one of the most powerful media owners, figures in the world,” while Ansari described himself as “a little brown man on a show that’s about to go away.”


The Parks and Recreation star was referring to a series of tweets he posted earlier this month in response to Murdoch’s “racist” suggestion that all Muslims should be held responsible for extremist attacks:

He then started the hashtag #RupertsFault to blame the 21st Century Fox chairman for every bad thing that white people do:

On Thursday, he tweeted at Murdoch to make sure he tunes in tonight:

Watch video below, via CBS:

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