Joke about 1D and terrorism gets “Daily Show gone too far” hashtag trending

#TheDailyShowGoneTooFar is trending #1 in the U.S. at the moment:

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What’s that all about?

In a segment on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” a joke was made about the formation of a “new” terrorist group. Below is the video and a partial transcript of the part that’s sparking anger among 1D fans:

“As you were talking a new terrorist group just formed, with one member each from ISIS, al-Nusra, al-Qaeda, Hamas, One Direction and the Zetas drug cartel.”

One Direction’s Zayn Malik was raised a Muslim, according to the Washington Post, and apparently many assumed that “The Daily Show” joke was in reference to him.

Here’s just a sampling of the upset:

#TheDailyShowGoneTooFar https://t.co/PNKm05t0oO They called Zayn a terrorist because of his ethnicity last time I checked, that's racism!

— One Direction (@STYLATORARMY) September 26, 2014

Dear the daily show, This is zayn Malik the guy you called a "terrorist" just for a joke #TheDailyShowGoneTooFar pic.twitter.com/w8GydTP9ik

— caitlin (@i69njh) September 26, 2014

It really hurts me people saying Zayn is a terrorist.. #thedailyshowgonetoofar pic.twitter.com/HpmMBFlDw4

— One Direction (@1DRepubIic) September 26, 2014

HOW CAN YOU SAID THAT ZAYN IS A TERRORIST ? GET A LIFE !! ZAYN IS THE MOST SWEET AND PERFECT HUMAN ON THIS PLANET #TheDailyShowGoneTooFar

— Malina (@malinamalyy10) September 26, 2014

#TheDailyShowGoneTooFar People From TheDailyShow Should FuckThemselves Calling "ZAYN" Terrorist,I Wanna SLAP the Bitch That Joke about Him.

— ❌Mrs Pollita❌ (@lekesly3546) September 26, 2014

You don't call someone a terrorist just for fun. This is so immature, shame on you #thedailyshowgonetoofar

— love ◡̈ (@avonsdillon) September 26, 2014

calling zayn a terrorist is the most childish thing ive ever heard #TheDailyShowGoneTooFar

— wow someone actually (@larryskey) September 26, 2014

Zayn has saved more lives than you can count, he's no terrorist #thedailyshowgonetoofar

— it's brittany bitch (@TotallyHemmo) September 26, 2014

#TheDailyShowGoneTooFar Zayn Malik is far from being a terrorist, he's the sweetest guy ever. Leave him alone he wouldn't hurt a fly.

— Julia (@xKissableStyles) September 26, 2014

dear the daily show, this is the real zayn malik who you called a "terrorist" for fun #thedailyshowgonetoofar pic.twitter.com/9CWVW4o811

— ✧*・tatum・✧* (@seaviewlou) September 26, 2014

done with ppl hating zayn and calling him a terrorist bc of his religion #thedailyshowgonetoofar pic.twitter.com/4anLtrgtVN @zayns_support

— Niall Horan (@MULLINGARKIDS) September 26, 2014

Literally anyone who's calling zayn a terrorist clearly doesn't know who they're fucking with #TheDailyShowGoneTooFar

— Niall (@pxnkrockerniall) September 26, 2014

zayn is a terrorist" "It was a joke" Nobody is laughing #thedailyshowgonetoofar

— BRUH IT'S NIALL (@xInfinityNiallx) September 26, 2014

#thedailyshowgonetoofar if you called him a terrorist, i suggest you take 8381 steps back before i actually kill you pic.twitter.com/zuUHNJ2yF5

— ✖مروه || Zayn pls✖ (@ZayineMyKing) September 26, 2014

they have gone too far. #thedailyshowgonetoofar pic.twitter.com/3NneJPXKXw

— rachel ˘ ᵕ ˘‹з | bio (@xnarryhugx) September 26, 2014

zayn could literally buy the daily show if he wanted to yet they actually have the nerve to call him a terrorist #thedailyshowgonetoofar

— miranda (@rockmousic) September 26, 2014