It’s not a huge surprise that Jon Stewart can’t stand Rush Limbaugh. Both men have exchanged more than heated words and disses over their conflicting political beliefs in the past. Both are talking heads with their own political agenda. Jon Stewart, a self-described “socialist or independent,” bumped it up a notch by suggesting his viewers send out a message for Republican Rush Limbaugh.
According to The Huffington Post, the hashtag read #F*@KYOURUSH and was sparked by the conservative host ripping the #BringBackOurGirls campaign efforts. The Daily Show host featured a report on the Boko Haram terrorists who abducted 200 schoolgirls in the middle of the night and are currently holding them hostage, in an attempt to bring more attention to this group of terrorists, but host Rush Limbaugh wasn’t having it.
The radio show host ripped the campaign which Jon Stewart has decided to be a part of, and even went as far as to call first lady Michelle Obama “pathetic” for posing with a sign that reads #BringBackOurGirls.
That’s all Stewart needed to address Rush Limbaugh.
“You know what Rush, you’re right. Sometimes the world has to choose sides,” said Stewart before he showed a photo of Malala Yousufzai with a #BringBackOurGirls sign, and another of Rush Limbaugh. Stewart made sure his viewers of his show had a side to choose, before going into his spiel:
“So that’s our choice: Malala or Rush — the quivering rage heap who is apparently desperately trying to extinguish any remaining molecule of humanity that might still reside in the Chernobyl-esque superfund cleanup site that was his soul.”
“Who should we choose? Well I don’t know, why don’t we tweet our votes to hashtag #F*@KYOURUSH.”
Twitter users responded to Stewart’s call to action by using the hashtag that was featured on TV.
Here’s a few variations from the #F*@KYOURUSH:
“The less you know, the more soundly you sleep.” -Russian saying- Rush Limbaugh must sleep really well.#F*@KYOURUSH
— Morgan Songi (@WordAzadi) May 13, 2014
— Edward Bissen (@egbissen) May 13, 2014
I pity Rush, Coulter and those like them, so drunk on hate that they have no hope of ever sobering up. #f*@kyourush
— Tim Vandehey (@tsvandehey) May 13, 2014
#F*@KYOURUSH just pretend that Boko Haram stole all the OxyContin in the world, imagine how much that would hurt…
— Jonathan Warberg (@j5_alive) May 13, 2014
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