(Image source: Wikimedia Commons)

 

BY CHRISTINA HARTMAN

 

Katie Couric once described her comedy style as “demented.”

 

But the latest Twitter-tivities of comedienne Sarah Silverman have critics really, really mad.

 

Silverman tweeted this photo of her with a pregnant-looking belly and the caption, “It’s a burrito!”

 

Later that day tweeting the pic again — next to a flatter-tummied pic with the caption, “Got a quickie aborsh in case R v W gets overturned.”

 

“R v W” is Roe versus Wade — which refers to the Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion. A ruling GOP presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney has said he’d work to reverse. She was making a joke, of course — because she’s not pregnant — but The Daily Mail says she...

 

“...joined America's current War on Women yesterday...”

 

And in response to her Tweet — one follower said, “I have lost ALL respect for you and your disgusting ‘humor.’”

 

Some criticized the comedienne for what The New York Daily News called a “flippant” joke — but as ABC News points out...

 

“Sarah, if you have ever seen her stand-up, she's extremely edgy and she pushes the envelope. That's what she's about. Yes, indeed.”

 

Case in point:

 

“Guess what Martin Luther King? I had a f-ing dream too! ... Martin Loser King.”

 

So she’s not known for the most polite kind of comedy, but The Wrap notes...

 

“...despite the attention … [this] isn't really a joke about terminating a pregnancy: The only thing getting aborted is a burrito.”

Sarah Silverman 'Burrito Abortion' Tweet Sparks Controversy

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Apr 18, 2012

Sarah Silverman 'Burrito Abortion' Tweet Sparks Controversy

(Image source: Wikimedia Commons)

 

BY CHRISTINA HARTMAN

 

Katie Couric once described her comedy style as “demented.”

 

But the latest Twitter-tivities of comedienne Sarah Silverman have critics really, really mad.

 

Silverman tweeted this photo of her with a pregnant-looking belly and the caption, “It’s a burrito!”

 

Later that day tweeting the pic again — next to a flatter-tummied pic with the caption, “Got a quickie aborsh in case R v W gets overturned.”

 

“R v W” is Roe versus Wade — which refers to the Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion. A ruling GOP presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney has said he’d work to reverse. She was making a joke, of course — because she’s not pregnant — but The Daily Mail says she...

 

“...joined America's current War on Women yesterday...”

 

And in response to her Tweet — one follower said, “I have lost ALL respect for you and your disgusting ‘humor.’”

 

Some criticized the comedienne for what The New York Daily News called a “flippant” joke — but as ABC News points out...

 

“Sarah, if you have ever seen her stand-up, she's extremely edgy and she pushes the envelope. That's what she's about. Yes, indeed.”

 

Case in point:

 

“Guess what Martin Luther King? I had a f-ing dream too! ... Martin Loser King.”

 

So she’s not known for the most polite kind of comedy, but The Wrap notes...

 

“...despite the attention … [this] isn't really a joke about terminating a pregnancy: The only thing getting aborted is a burrito.”

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