Jon Stewart blasted Rush Limbaugh on Monday after the conservative radio host mocked Michelle Obama and the #GetBackOurGirls social media campaign, which was started to call attention to the Nigerian girls kidnapped by Boko Haram.
“See that’s the thing about hashtag activism. It cannot force a crazy person to do something. But it can shame a less crazy person into not doing nothing,” Stewart said on “The Daily Show,” referencing Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan’s decision to let foreign countries aid in the search for the missing girls.
“Whilst apparently driving a medium crazy person crazier,” Stewart continued, cutting to a clip of Limbaugh bashing the #GetBackOurGirls campaign.
In the clip, Limbaugh railed against Michelle Obama as “pathetic,” lamenting that people will probably criticize him for not trying to help the kidnapped girls.
“You know what Rush, you’re right. Sometimes the world has to choose sides. Let’s see our choices,” Stewart said before flashing pictures of Malala Yousafzai, who posted a photo to Twitter with the hashtag, and Limbaugh.
“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.”
He then tells viewers to tweet their votes to “#F*@KYOURUSH.”
Watch the clip via The Daily Show:
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