A comedy writer apologized over the weekend for a controversial Twitter joke about U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh but other comedians have since come out to support her.
Ariel Dumas, who writes for Global’s “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”, tweeted following the judge’s confirmation on Saturday:
After receiving backlash for the joke, Dumas deleted the tweet and issued an apology, explaining that the joke was an “attempt at sarcasm.”
But after her apology gained notice, a number of comedians took to Twitter to support Dumas, with some adding that she did not need to apologize for the joke in the first place.
Noted comedy superfan Padma Lakshmi also tweeted her support for Dumas.