Stephen Colbert Denies Racist Twitter Message; Receives Backlash

Stephen Colbert Denies Racist Twitter Message; Receives Backlash

Comedy Central comedian Stephen Colbert has come under fire after a tweet from “The Colbert Report” took something out of context and made a whole lot of people feel butthurt. The show tweeted Thursday, “I am willing to show the #Asian community I care by introducing the Ching Chong Ding Dong Foundation for Sensitivity to Orientals or Whatever.”

The tweet was actually a reference to the show he did on Wednesday which was poking fun at Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder. Snyder announced that there would be a foundation to help Native Americans because people are upset over the team’s name.

The Twitter message enraged people all over the world. One wrote, “Et tu, Stephen? Not funny. It doesn’t prove your point. It makes you ‘no better’ than the racists. … #cancelcolbert.”

Another shared, “#CancelColbert Satire to make fun of racists isn’t supposed to be hurtful to those who are affected by racism, or you’re doing it wrong.”

To that, the comedian took to his official Twitter account to say, “#CancelColbert – I agree! Just saw @ColbertReport tweet. I share your rage. Who is that, though? I’m @StephenAtHome.”

Afterward the show tweeted, “For the record @ColbertReport is not controlled by Stephen Colbert or his show. He is @StephenAtHome Sorry for the confusion #CancelColbert This is a Comedy Central account, with no oversight from Stephen/show. Here is quoted line in context #cancelcolbert.”

And there you have it!

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