'The Daily Show' Co-Creator Lizz Winstead Tweets Tornado Joke Against Conservatives

| by Michael Allen
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Lizz Winstead, a co-creator of "The Daily Show," tried to poke fun at paranoid conservatives today with a joke about the Oklahoma tornadoes.

According to Mediaite.com, Winstead tweeted: "This tornado is in Oklahoma so clearly it has been ordered to only target conservatives."

The tweet was an attempt to mock the many conservatives who are now claiming that they were also targeted by the IRS, as some Tea Party groups were.

Later, she tweeted: "How long has Obama known about this Tornado?" which was another shot at conservatives.

Winstead got slammed for her joke by fellow Twitter users.

User @swashamokc wrote: "As an Oklahoman, I don’t think this was something that would result in my continuing to follow you."

Winstead tweeted in response: "If its not OK to YOU for me to combine news stories to point out hypocrisy AND Im not making fun of victims u shld Unfollow."

However, later, when news reports of the mass devastation and numerous death rolled in, Winstead tweeted: "Made a political joke, Twas before devastation revealed. In hindsight, had I understood, I would have refrained. Beyond sorry. #LetMeHaveIt."

Winstead deleted her controversial tweet, but was still getting slammed on Twitter:

She apologized more and tweeted: "Im recommending Make a donation now. Text REDCROSS to 90999. If any Oklahomans have a charity that they love, hit me up I'll tweet it out."

According to the Daily Mail, right wing conspiracy theorist Glenn Beck defended Winstead with a tweet: "Leave lizz winstead alone. Clearly bad joke. How many of us has made a joke we wished we could take back? She has to feel awful. #castfirststone."

Sources: Mediaite.com and Daily Mail