Cable TV network TBS was forced to delete a funny tweet yesterday comparing presumptive Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton to a pack of laughing hyenas.
The comedy network conceded to deleting the tweet, which showed clips of the former secretary of state’s trademark cackle spliced with footage of hyenas, after leftists on Twitter were offended.
— infowars (@infowars) July 26, 2016
“Move over Donkey! There’s a new mascot in town,” the tweet’s text read, crediting @thehecklertbs, and using the hashtags: #ImWithHyena and #DNCinPHL.
— Rachel Warino (@rachelranamok) July 26, 2016
TBS deleted the tweet and issued an apology after one of its show hosts, Samantha Bee, tweeted at the network to “Delete your account.”
“This post was obviously a poor attempt at humor and has been taken down,” the network apologetically wrote. “Moving forward we’ll leave political satire to professionals like Samantha Bee.”
A couple of Twitter users called out the network’s hypocrisy.
Samantha Bee can dish it out. But can't take it. What a fraud. #Imwithhyena
— Jack Torrance (@FuckingTorrance) July 26, 2016
— M Lerma (@mlerma01) July 26, 2016