Daily Show with Jon Stewart Creator Lizz Winstead Jokes About 2013 Oklahoma Tornado Victims on Twitter
Lizz Winstead, a co-creator of Comedy Central's 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart' used her Twitter account to try to make a joke about the Oklahoma tornadoes and how the victims would be conservative.
"This tornado is in Oklahoma so clearly it has been ordered to only target conservatives," Winstead tweeted as the massive tornado with winds of up to 200 mph began pounding Oklahoma.
She earlier joked on Twitter, "How long has Obama known about this Tornado?"
She also complained that coverage of the tornado had interrupted a segment on MSNBC where she had hoped to appear.
She wrote, "Tornado just bumped me from MSNBC," adding a #Benghazi hashtag.
She was then blasted an unfollowed by many of her former Twitter followers, but she still didn't ralize how insensitive her petty political jokes were and only mocked them writing back, "If Its not OK to YOU for me to combine news stories to point out hypocrisy AND Im not making fun of victims u shld Unfollow."
As the death toll mounted, and the outrage continued, some sensibility must have poked through the fog of her politically partisan brain and she deleted the texts and apologized.
She tried ignorance as an excuse.
Her apology tweet: "Made a political joke, Twas before devastation revealed. In hindsight, had I understood, I would have refrained. Beyond sorry. #LetMeHaveIt"
She is now trying to save face and make her look and feel better by asking others to donate to the victims.
"Im recommending Make a donation now. Text REDCROSS to 90999. If any Oklahomans have a charity that they love, hit me up I'll tweet it out."
Definitely donate - here is a good list of "How to help Oklahoma tornado victims" from USA Today.
What do you make of this liberal partisan cheering the tornado versus the conservatives of Oklahoma?
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