Rupert Murdoch's Paris tweet sparks Twitter outrage, fueled by Aziz Ansari

Dylan Stableford
Rupert Murdoch, Executive Chairman News Corp and Chairman and CEO 21st Century Fox speaks at the WSJD Live conference in Laguna Beach, California October 29, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS MEDIA)

Rupert Murdoch's controversial tweet about who bears responsibility for last week's massacre in Paris has sparked plenty of outrage on Twitter, where comedian Aziz Ansari led the barrage with a series of blistering responses.

"Maybe most Moslems peaceful," Murdoch wrote on Twitter after the deadly attack by Islamic militant gunmen on the offices of satirical French newspaper Charlie Hebdo, "but until they recognize and destroy their growing jihadist cancer they must be held responsible."



"Are you responsible for the evil s--- all Christians do or just the insane amount of evil you yourself contribute to?" Ansari tweeted in a reply he shared with his nearly 5 million followers.




The star of NBC's "Parks and Recreation" even mockingly blamed Murdoch for the murder of John Lennon.




Not surprisingly, the hashtag #RupertsFault quickly began trending in the United States, with Ansari and other Americans gleefully chiming in on what Murdoch should be blamed for.




Ansari continued to troll Murdoch.




Ansari wasn't alone. "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling was also among those to condemn Murdoch on Twitter.




On Monday's "Daily Show," Jon Stewart mocked Murdoch's "Moslem" remarks.

"His Excellency from the Republic of Media Conglomistad," Stewart said. "He has spoke-tweeted."

Stewart continued: "Moderate Muslims, until you have completely wiped Islamic extremists from this earth, this s---'s on you."

Murdoch, for his part, has not apologized.



However, he did offer his thoughts on Ahmed Merabet, the Muslim police officer killed in the Jan. 7 attack.




Ansari's response?

"Quit back peddling you racist piece of s---," he tweeted.