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.
Maybe most Moslems peaceful, but until they recognize and destroy their growing jihadist cancer they must be held responsible.— Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) January 10, 2015
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.
I was born Christian. If that makes Rupert Murdoch my responsibility, I'll auto-excommunicate. http://t.co/Atw1wNk8UX— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) January 11, 2015
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.
@rupertmurdoch and all Christians are responsible for your little mate George Bush invading Iraq "because God told him to". Fail, Rupe, fail— Michael Pascoe (@MichaelPascoe01) January 10, 2015
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.
.@rupertmurdoch Rups can we get a step by step guide? How can my 60 year old parents in NC help destroy terrorist groups? Plz advise.— Aziz Ansari (@azizansari) January 12, 2015
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.
The popularity of The Big Bang Theory #Rupertsfault— Tim (follow @Archdukekong, deleting this account) (@timothyfobrien) January 12, 2015
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