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Conan O’Brien Makes Islamophobic Joke on Twitter

kamalaApparently, late night talk show host Conan O’Brien can’t handle Muslim women kicking “Islamophobic, misogynistic, pasty” ass.

It was recently announced that the new Ms. Marvel would be a shape-shifting 16-year-old Muslim teen from New Jersey named Kamala Khan. Kamala, whose parents are from Pakistan, grew up idealizing the original Ms. Marvel – the blonde-haired, blue-eyed Carol Danvers who currently goes by the moniker Captain Marvel. Kamala made her debut in Captain Marvel #17.

In response, O’Brien tweeted, “Marvel Comics is introducing a new Muslim Female superhero. She has so many more special powers than her husband’s other wives.”

Needless to say, the joke – which is both sexist and Islamophobic – wasn’t received well. Here was actor Riz Ahmed’s reaction on Twitter:

O’Brien ended up deleting the tweet but has yet to issue an apology or even acknowledge the negative reaction.

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