Did you know that Comedy Centrals Steven Colbert of the ‘Colbert Report’ share your rage over his racially insensitive “Ching-Chong Ding-Dong Foundation for Sensitivity to Orientals” tweet and commentary on his show. He agrees that Comedy Central should #CancelColbert.
Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert found himself at the center of a controversy on Thursday stemming from a racially insensitive tweet posted to The Colbert Report Twitter account. The well-known satirist tried to distance himself from the tweet (now deleted) early Friday morning – even though it was almost a direct quote from his Wednesday night show. [Video below. MP3 audio here.]
Here is the offending tweet, posted on Thursday to the verified Twitter account of The Colbert Report:
I am willing to show #Asian community I care by introducing the Ching-Chong Ding-Dong Foundation for Sensitivity to Orientals or Whatever.— The Colbert Report (@ColbertReport) March 27, 2014
The tweet sparked outrage among Asian Americans and other minorities, as detailed in this USA Today article. The hashtag #CancelColbert started trending on Twitter. So late Thursday night, in an effort to stem the bleeding, the Colbert Report Twitter account sent out this message:
Colbert then took to his personal Twitter account and sent out this tweet:
— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) March 28, 2014
Read more: MRC
Next we will be hearing that he has absolutely nothing to do with the show that bears his name.
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