Comedian Hasan Minhaj is predicting that a ban in Saudi Arabia on an episode of his Netflix show "The Patriot Act" will just help its popularity.

In a tweet Wednesday, Minhaj responded to Netflix's decision to block the episode from streaming in the country by joking that the best way to ensure that no one in Saudi Arabia saw the episode was clearly to "ban it, make it trend online, and then leave it up on YouTube."


"Clearly, the best way to stop people from watching something is to ban it, make it trend online, and then leave it up on YouTube," Minhaj wrote, before switching topics to bring attention to Saudi Arabia's involvement in the civil war in Yemen, which is responsible for widespread disease and famine in the country.

"Let’s not forget that the world’s largest humanitarian crisis is happening in Yemen right now," the comedian added, including a link to a donation page.

The episode no longer streaming on Netflix in Saudi Arabia concerns Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's alleged role in the dearth of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist who was killed after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.

In the episode, Minhaj directed criticism at the crown prince for the killing and cast doubt on his commitment to reforms.

"I am genuinely rooting for change in Saudi Arabia," Minhaj says on the show. "I am rooting for the people of Saudi Arabia. There are people in Saudi Arabia fighting for true reform, but [the crown prince] is not one of them. And to those who continue to work with him, just know that with every deal you close, you are simply helping entrench an absolute monarch under the guise of progress."

Netflix responded Tuesday confirming that it had pulled the episode after receiving a legal complaint from the Saudi government.

“We strongly support artistic freedom worldwide and removed this episode only in Saudi Arabia after we had received a valid legal request — and to comply with local law," the company said.