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Stephen Colbert Gives a Brilliant Response to #CancelColbert

Over the weekend, you might have caught wind of the hashtag #CancelColbert trending on Twitter, or possibly taking part in it either for or against calling for the head of the host of The Colbert Report. This was a result of an out-of-context tweet based on a segment during The Colbert Report that commented on Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder’s Original Americans Foundation by offering up Colbert’s own joking faux foundation, satirically named “The Ching-Chong Ding-Dong Foundation for Sensitivity to Orientals or Whatever.”

The @colbertreport Twitter account, which, as this post is being written, is inactive and was not an account not controlled by Stephen Colbert himself, tweeted, “I am willing to show #Asian community I care by introducing the Ching-Chong Ding-Dong Foundation for Sensitivity to Orientals or Whatever,” taken out of context from the segment with no link or reference to Colbert’s joke or the story of Dan Snyder’s foundation. Thus, #CancelColbert was started in a similar fashion to the petition written to The White House to cancel Jimmy Kimmel Live over a child’s comment about killing Chinese people.

Last night, Stephen Colbert gave a response that not only explains his position and clears his name (or should anyway), but he managed to do so while still being hysterical and as cunningly witty as he is in character or out. Please watch parts one and two of this amazing response that should end #CancelColbert.

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  1. MrMom says:

    Hey guys, I’m a single dad trying to take care of 3 kids here. Please be nice to one another

  2. HUGE FAG says:

    Yall gay

  3. PCMom says:

    @PCMan! Why you no come home? You worry you mama sick! Stop playing around with the cocks all night and come back to mama!

  4. PCMan says:


  5. Ricky says:

    Also, I guess my first comment hit pretty close to home since you didn’t address it? Want to throw a few more random debate terms around that don’t fit the situation?

  6. Ricky says:

    Yup, you’re a complete idiot!

  7. PCMan says:


    It seems like it took you seven minutes to find the correct spelling of her name judging from the time stamps (comment moderation is not that long on this site) and that’s what the “(sp?)” was for in the original post you referenced.

    Here’s what I think happened: you had no idea who Anita was or her work. You watched her videos, and hated them, because let’s face it, if you think it is ok to demean Asians to further a fucking joke, you don’t give two shits about how women are portrayed in video games. Those two issues are tied together but for a “its just satire” guy like yourself, you’ll never get it because you’re full of willful ignorance.

    And how come you didn’t use your alias handle, “disabled transgender radical feminist”?

  8. Ricky says:


  9. Ricky says:

    Also, it’s Anita Sarkeesian, and she’s quite interesting. Some of her tropes videos are spot on. Why would you misspell her name when you can find it in 4 seconds on the internet?

  10. Ricky says:

    Anyone who wanders this far into this page may notice that @PCMan has no idea how to link to an article on Wikipedia or what delegitimisation means.

  11. Liam says:

    I get what you’re saying, and I agree that any sort of online argument about social issues tends to break down pretty quickly into namecalling and derailment (though I’ve also seen a lot of example of people using accusations of derailment to try to shut down someone who disagrees with them). I guess I can’t claim to have a fully formed opinion on this as I didn’t see the episode and I’m not American. I’m just wary of the idea that comedians can’t make jokes about race as long as racism exists. No topic should be automatically disallowed, regardless of what the background of the comedian is. They should be aware of how their background affects the context of their joke though