Jon Stewart: ‘It Is Not Okay to Shoot Other People Because You Are Offended’
Jon Stewart spent most of the first segment of tonight’s Daily Show explaining that there is absolutely zero justification for shooting anyone for offensive speech. Stewart, of course, was reacting to the shooting in Texas last night outside a “Draw Mohammed” cartoon contest.
The show’s correspondents popped up to ask increasingly ridiculous questions about shooting people (i.e. “what if I really don’t like them?”, ” what if someone is creating a climate of hate and intolerance by appealing to people’s basest fears?”). Stewart kept rebutting them and said “the violence just perpetuates the fear.”
He patiently explained, “It is not okay to shoot other people because you are offended by what they draw. Even if they drew it to offend you, no shooting of them. Never okay!”
Watch the video below, via Comedy Central:
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