- Backlash March 28
Nothing gets the Twitterverse going like a little controversy, and this is no exception. The Colbert Report and host Stephen Colbert are coming under fire from people upset over a tweet (now deleted) from @ColbertReport that stated: "I am willing to show #Asian community I care by introducing the Ching-Chong-Ding-Dong Foundation for Sensitivity to Orientals or Whatever." Although this was a riff from a Washington Redskins bit that Colbert did on the show Wednesday night (watch the video below), some tweeters were not amused, and started pushing the hashtag #CancelColbert:
#CancelColbert because white liberals are just as complicit in making Asian Americans into punchlines and we aren't amused.— Suey Park (@suey_park) March 27, 2014
The team behind @ColbertReport clarified late Thursday night that Colbert's personal Twitter handle is @StephenAtHome, and that @ColbertReport is a Comedy Central promotional account that he has no control over. Early Friday morning, Colbert himself tweeted:
It remains a mystery who sent out the original tweet, why they waited a whole day after the bit aired, and if anyone even remembers what Colbert was satirizing. --Catherine Garcia
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