Appearing as the first guest on the first post-lockdown live show of his onetime Daily Show colleague Stephen Colbert on Monday night, at one point Stewart went on a rant about the origin of the coronavirus.
“Oh my god, there’s a novel respiratory coronavirus overtaking Wuhan, China, what do we do? Oh, you know who we could ask? The Wuhan novel respiratory coronavirus lab,” Stewart said, mocking explanations along the lines of “a pangolin kissed a turtle” and “maybe a bat… flew into the cloaca of a turkey and… then it sneezed into my chili”
This is hysterical from Jon Stewart. But until a month ago Facebook would have blocked this from being distributed: pic.twitter.com/DnVcwMbytt
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) June 15, 2021
The long-time Democrat apologist and kiss ass Steven Colbert seemed to be attempting to silence Stewart
Jon Stewart speaking ‘truth to power’ was, of course, immediately denounced by an outraged leftist Twitter mob.
While Stewart was declaring his eyes have been opened, Colbert seemed to be attempting to silence Stewart, or as one irate liberal tweeted, “save him from himself.”
Stephen Colbert was hilariously uncomfortable that one of his heroes, Jon Stewart, came on his first show back in-studio to essentially endorse the lab leak theory. Six months ago he'd have to condemn Stewart as a right-wing xenophobic conspiracy theorist https://t.co/96DOh9BHRz
— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) June 15, 2021
One of the lefts “Trump conspired with Putin’ fans called it “extremely irresponsible” for Stewart to go “spewing an unproven, outside theory” and giving “crazy juice” to “nuts on the right.”
@jonstewart i have watched you for years. Never been disappointed until tonight. Spewing an unproven, outside theory, is extremely irresponsible. The nuts on the right do NOT need more crazy juice. Please stop.
— DTech (@dobbstech) June 15, 2021
Another said Stewart acted like “a crazy MAGA Republican.”
Jon Stewart talking about a covid lab leak hypothesis as if he became a crazy MAGA republican wtf @jonstewart
— Biden/Harris?️??? (@Jenn__Logan) June 15, 2021
Another accused Stewart of “anti-Chinese rants” and Colbert of tolerating it.
Fuck. That was disappointing. Not just Jon Stewart's anti Chinese rants, but that Stephen Colbert was cool with it.
— John Brandkamp (@johnbrandkamp) June 15, 2021
Coming Soon…Stewart Must Be Canceled
“Jon Stewart was one of my idols until tonight. He’s giving credibility to the Wuhan lab leak conspiracy and spreading dangerous lies,” said another fan.
Jon Stewart was one of my idols until tonight. He's giving credibility to the Wuhan lab leak conspiracy and spreading dangerous lies. At least Trevor Noah isn't afraid to speak the truth
— RachelBias (@RachelBias7) June 15, 2021