#CancelColbert – Stephen Colbert shares your Rage over Ching-Chong Ding-Dong

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:

https://twitter.com/ColbertReport/status/449395265251078144

Colbert then took to his personal Twitter account and sent out this tweet:

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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