"The Daily Show" caught the wrath of social media after the show tweeted out a "transphobic" poll on Twitter Wednesday.
It happened just moments after news broke that House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy was recorded saying that he believed Vladamir Putin was making payments to Donald Trump prior to his primary election win in June of 2016.
"The Daily Show" has caught on to the fact that new scandals from the White House seem to break out each day, and the Comedy Central show tweeted out a since-deleted poll asking followers to pick what the big news for Thursday would be.
One of the four choices reads "D. Donald Trump announces he is now Donna Trump," and some people were not happy, because they perceived it as a joke at the expensive of the transgender community.
@TheDailyShow E: "The Daily Show celebrates International Day Against Transphobia with transphobic 'joke'."— sharia lawful good (@hooper_x) May 17, 2017
@TheDailyShow Do better Daily Show. Trans people are not punch lines. 😡— Beth Y (@Beth_Y) May 18, 2017
@TheDailyShow It's using us as a punch line which directly contributes to a climate where other bigots think they can murder us without consequences.— Christina DiEdoardo (@ChristinaSFLaw) May 18, 2017
@TheDailyShow Literally the easiest target in the ENTIRE WORLD and you go for a trans joke?— slugabed (@mymillshake) May 18, 2017
@TheDailyShow Haha you're right daily show. Someone transitioning is definitely as crazy as the other things on this list— TB Corporate (@trillballins) May 18, 2017
"The Daily Show" has not returned TooFab's request for comment.