Two And A Half Men co-creator Lee Aronsohn is facing a furious backlash on Twitter.com after he joked about the number of TV shows aimed at women.
The scriptwriter raised eyebrows at the Toronto Screenwriting Conference in Canada on Sunday (01Apr12) by stating small screen programmes in the U.S. are approaching "peak vagina" and suffer "labia saturation", according to The Hollywood Reporter.
His comments sparked a barrage of complaints on Twitter and Aronsohn took to his own account on the microblogging site on Monday (02Apr12) to insist his remarks were meant in jest.
He wrote, "Women, please look up 'irony'."
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