Comedienne Silverman Draws Fire With Abortion Joke on Twitter

Monday, 16 Apr 2012 05:09 PM

By Marti Lotman

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Comedian Sarah Silverman has sparked the ire of fans and detractors alike after posting what many considered to be a distasteful Twitter joke about abortion.

Silverman posted a pair of photos on the social media site last week, several publications reported.

The first photo showed her with her boyfriend, Family Guy television program writer Alec Sulkin, in the background; she was displaying a rotund stomach with the tagline, “It’s a burrito!” The later photo showed her with a washboard stomach with the flippant comment “Got a quickie aborsh in case R v W gets overturned,” she wrote, referencing the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling that made abortion legal in the United States.

London’s Daily Mail, along with a host of other commentators and media outlets on both sides of the political aisle, condemned Silverman, saying that her comment has contributed to the "War on Women" debate, and “reignited the women’s rights movement via Twitter.”

“[Silverman’s] brand of abortion-based wittiness is vile and disturbing,” Jeannie Deangelis at Big Hollywood said.

Olivia Fleming at The Daily Mail in Britain condemned Silverman for her insensitivity to abortion, saying that it is “no laughing matter.”

Fans alike agreed that Silverman went too far.

“Really in poor taste, Sarah,” Chicago-based comedy group The Second City tweeted.

Twitter followers also objected to Silverman’s “humor,” calling the pictures “gross” and repulsive.”



© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

500 Army Majors to Be Axed in Latest Budget Cuts

Friday, 01 Aug 2014 22:39 PM

Pink slips will start going out next week to about 500 Army majors – including some on duty in Afghanistan – in the late . . .

Arizona Inmate Was Injected 15 Times During Botched Execution

Friday, 01 Aug 2014 21:54 PM

During the nearly two hours it took for an Arizona death row inmate to die last week, executioners injected him with 15  . . .

Report: California Teachers Among Highest Paid

Friday, 01 Aug 2014 21:00 PM

Teachers in over half of California's schools are paid an average $84,489 a year, a new think tank survey shows.
 . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved