Amy Poehler Under Fire For Writing Joke About R. Kelly Peeing On Blue Ivy http://t.co/uRcxf15BQ3— The Urban Daily (@TheUrbanDaily) August 18, 2015
-In Amy Poehler's new Hulu series, Difficult People, Julie Klausner's character makes the joke: “I can’t wait for Blue Ivy to be 18-years-old so R. Kelly can piss on her." This joke has received some backlash. With some, such as writer and editor Jamilah Lemieux saying that rather than take R. Kelly to task, the joke punches down at his victims and makes light of his crimes.
Julie Klausner recently told Entertainment Weekly that Poehler had been incredibly hands-on with the project, saying that she gave notes on "every script..every draft of every outline." Klausner goes on to say that Poehler "would be involved in every stage of the process in a way that she would go above and beyond.”