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Actress Amy Poehler‘s new show might be looking for a new home after an uproar ensued by way of a telling of a tasteless joke involving Jay Z and Beyonce‘s daughter Blue Ivy and maligned R&B singer R. Kelly. On Poehler’s new Hulu sitcom Difficult People, the three-year-old toddler is used as joke fodder along with the oft-discussed act that has landed Kelly negative infamy.

The Independent reported on the Difficult People joke, which was told by actress Julie Klausner. Klausner, who palys Julie Kessler in the series, was the one who made the unfortunate choice in using Blue Ivy as a prop for laughs.

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“I can’t wait for Blue Ivy to be 18-year-old so R Kelly can piss on her,” is the joke currently under fire. Julie Klausner, who plays Julie Kessler in the series, made the joke and received subtle criticism from her co-star and an anonymous online troll who suggested that she should kill herself.

Blue Ivy is the 3-year-old daughter of Beyoncé and her husband Jay Z.

In 2002, R Kelly was accused of having sex with and urinating on an underage girl, but was found not guilty in 2008.

Klausner recently told Entertainment Weekly that Poehler was heavily involved with each and every script used on the series.

Reaction came swift and heavy on Twitter, and we’ve collected a few responses to Klausner’s joke along with some The Independent noticed as well on the following pages.

Share your thoughts. Should Amy Poehler’s Difficult People get the boot over her co-star’s tasteless Blue Ivy & R. Kelly joke? Sound off in the comments.

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