Amy Poehler receives major backlash for 'tasteless' Blue Ivy, R. Kelly joke
Amy Poehler's new show Difficult People is in some majorly hot water after a Blue Ivy Carter joke was not received well. At all.
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.
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.
So far, Poehler and Hulu have yet to comment on the backlash over the joke.