Tuesday, April 1, 2014

#CancelColbert Failed. Look Who's Laughing Now

Posted By on Tue, Apr 1, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Stephen Colbert was under attack for a tweet that was published last Thursday by the show's Comedy Central controlled Twitter account @ColbertReport:

I'm willing to show #Asian community I care by introducing the Ching-Chong Ding-Dong Foundation for Sensitivity to Orientals or Whatever.

Colbert didn't send this tweet because he has his own: @StephenAtHome. The hashtag #CancelColbert went viral for 36 hours on Twitter. Colbert was mocking Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder and the formation of the Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation, but was taken out of context and seen racially insensitive to Asians. People were calling the "conservative pundit" a racist and received coverage from countless major news outlet.

Here's his response from last night's episode:

(H/T: Gawker)

Tags: , , , , ,

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Previously in the Range

Today | Thu | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon | Tue
PiYo Strength Class

PiYo Strength Class @ Floor Polish

Thursdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

All of today's events | Staff Picks

Staff Pick

Tucson Friendly & Fearless Death Cafe

Tucson Death Café is a group directed conversation about death and related subjects without agenda or objectives.… More

@ Ward 6 City Council Office First Wednesday of every month, 5:30-7 p.m. Continues through Dec. 6 3202 E. First St.

» More Picks

Submit an Event Listing

Popular Content

  1. Is Antisemitism Rising to the Threat Level? (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  2. Streets of this Town (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  3. Song of the Day: Green on Red 'Hector’s Out' (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  4. The Weekly List: 19 Things To Do In Tucson in the Next 10 Days (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  5. Does TUSD Board Member Rachael Sedgwick Want to Fire Superintendent, General Counsel at the Tuesday Board Meeting? (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)

© 2017 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation