Charlie Hedbo attack: Aziz, Rowling troll Murdoch for controversial anti-Muslim tweets

Media magnate says all Muslims should be held responsible for attack on the satirical magazine


Web Desk January 12, 2015
Media magnate says all Muslims should be held responsible for attack on the satirical magazine. PHOTOS: AFP

There was no surprise when media magnate Rupert Murdoch was heavily criticised for his controversial Twitter post regarding the attack on Charlie Hedbo on January 7, The Guardian reported. 

His tweet - aimed at Muslims - said that all Muslims should be held responsible for the attack on the satirical magazine, even if they were peaceful.



His tweet came under immense scrutiny when several celebrities took to their Twitter accounts to respond to his anti-Muslim remarks.

Author of the Harry Potter book series, J K Rowling took to her Twitter account to condemn Murdoch's tweets.



Just like Rowling, many others criticised Murdoch for wrongfully blaming an entire population for the actions of a mere few.

Journalist and commentator Maichael Pascoe also took to his Twitter account to tweet a response to Murdoch.



In a second tweet he questioned Rupert about whether he "must be held responsible for ordering the hacking of voicemails of dead school children?"

The best response however, may have come from young stand up comedian Aziz Ansari who was born to a Tamil Muslim family in South Carolina.



He took a comical approach to the controversial tweet and created a new hashtag -#Rupertsfault- which went viral in the United States and has been trending ever since.



 

 

 

 

 

COMMENTS (4)

Stewart J | 6 years ago | Reply

Respect for speaking your mind and not kowtowing to political-correctness. #illRideWithYou

Stewart J | 6 years ago | Reply

@abreez: Get a life man !! There's a limit to passing the buck.

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