Jon Stewart took on Boko Haram and the #BringBackOurGirls campaign, but took an aside to issue a strong “f*ck you” to Rush Limbaugh for mocking and belittling the hashtag activism over the kidnapping of hundreds of Nigerian girls.
Stewart tore into Boko Haram and said that #BringBackOurGirls actually proves Twitter can be more useful than you might think at pressuring people to do something. And so in reaction to Limbaugh rolling his eyes at the hashtag activism, Stewart came up with a new hashtag for people to use: #F*ckYouRush. Stewart even contrasted the people speaking out on the girls’ behalf with “that f*cking guy” Limbaugh to show what the two sides are in this argument.
But Stewart kept things in perspective and saved his utter scorn for Boko Haram. He said the girls they kidnapped are the real “badasses,” because they go to school every day, fully aware of the dangers facing them if they do. Stewart concluded, “Boko Haram is a bunch of little girls. But, you know what? You don’t deserve that compliment.”
Watch the video below, via Comedy Central:
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