Amy Poehler's new Hulu series "Difficult People" makes an awful and offensive joke about Beyoncé's three-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy.
Now, the joke is receiving much deserved criticism off screen. Multiple twitter users reacted to the "joke."
This is not a joke. It's violence made at the expense of a little black girl who can't even protect herself. Leave Blue Ivy alone.— Yukio Strachan (@boldandworthy) 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— jamilah (@JamilahLemieux) August 17, 2015
I know this is a hard concept, but Blue Ivy is a child. She's not here to be fodder for your point about well...anything.— Mikki Kendall (@Karnythia) August 17, 2015
With all the money, fame, & privilege they have, Beyoncé & Jay Z can't protect their precious child in a world that hates little Black girls— Miss Ann Dri (@OHTheMaryD) August 17, 2015
Amy Poelher thinks its funny to produce a show speculating the molestation and rape of a minor how sick! As a mother you should be ashamed!— Kate (@Mrsthirdwrd) August 17, 2015
"I can't wait until Blue Ivy is old enough for R. Kelly to piss on her." You and your new show are both disgusting @smrtgrls @amypoehler— The Unorthodox Duck (@GeauxGabby) August 17, 2015
Amy Poehler who is the co-founder of Amy Poehler's Smart Girls, an online community that seeks to empower young women, was very involved in every aspect of the show. Klausner recently told Entertainment Weekly, "Amy could not have been more hands-on. She did not only give notes on every script, she gave notes on every draft of every outline. She weighed in on casting videos, cast roles. She weighed in on production matters. She came up with the title. She would give notes on every single edit, not only of the shows but of the promos, the trailers. She would be involved in every stage of the process in a way that she would go above and beyond."