TV show accused of racism after One Direction “terrorist” joke

The Daily Show has been accused of racism after a joke they made about One Direction in the context of terrorism has come under fire on Twitter.

The joke, by Jessica Williams, lists One Direction as part of a terrorist “supergroup” but fans of the band have been enraged by the gag, calling it racist and in bad taste.

Although Jessica never mentions one member of the band in particular, One Direction fans seem to think The Daily Show were taking aim at Zayn Malik:

We’re sure The Daily Show learnt a valuable lesson from all of this – just don’t mention One Direction. Ever. 

You can listen to the joke Jessica made here, skip to 2:13 for the One D reference.