By Philip Cosores

Jon Stewart takes on tough groups with his biting wit and fair critiques four nights a week, but he might have met his match in One Direction‘s fan base. After making a jab at the enthusiastic demographic, they struck back, and struck back hard, creating the hashtag #TheDailyShowGoneTooFar which trended for the entirety of last Friday (Sept. 26). They were not happy being likened to a terrorist group, and Stewart felt their wrath.

Related: ‘The Daily Show’ Comes Under Fire for Joke Comparing One Direction to ISIS, al-Qaeda

On last night’s (Sept. 29) of The Daily Show, he addressed the event, by lumping in a couple of references within a segment on the U.N. summit for climate change. “I had to log off my own Instagram,” Stewart quipped, adding, “They’re vicious!”

Then, because it is The Daily Show and their team of writers are more clever than most of us, Stewart put the pieces together and came up with a plan for combating climate change: mobilizing the One Direction Fans. “Harry is floating away on an ice cap,” Stewart joked.



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