Tuesday, April 1, 2014
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: