During an episode of the show, star Julie Klausner, who plays Julie Kessler in the series, made the joke, "I can't wait for Blue Ivy to be 18 years old so R. Kelly can piss on her."
You can check out the clip from the scene below.
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R. Kelly was infamously accused of having sex with and urinating on an underage girl back in 2002. He was found not guilty of the charges in 2008.
But the joke is falling majorly flat for using pedophilia and abuse as the launching point for what is being described as "tasteless" humor. Furthermore, a lot of fans feel the joke wouldn't have been made if Blue Ivy were white and that the joke is more proof of the lack of respect for black people's lives.
In fact, fans are so outraged over the comment that they're calling for the show's removal.
Your White Feminist™ faves are the trash that trash left behind. WHY WOULD YOU MAKE A JOKE ABOUT A KNOWN PEDOPHILE SEXUALLY ABUSING A CHILD?— Miss Ann Dri (@OHTheMaryD) August 17, 2015
Amy Poehler would've never let this joke fly about a three year old White girl. NEVER— Miss Ann Dri (@OHTheMaryD) August 17, 2015
I understand comedy is supposed to be without limits, blah-blah-blah, but what is the humor in a pedophile pissing on a toddler?— Michael Arceneaux (@youngsinick) August 17, 2015
I loathe R.Kelly but. I am tired of white comics referencing him as a symbol of pedophilia while cozying up to Woody Allen &Terri Richardson— DarkSkintDostoyevsky (@daniecal) August 17, 2015
A joke about R. Kelly assaulting Blue Ivy is not a joke targeting him. It's making light of what he did and punching down at his victims— .black (@JamilahLemieux) August 17, 2015
So far, Poehler and Hulu have yet to comment on the backlash over the joke.
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