Stephen Colbert Under Attack For Asian Tweet

Stephen Colbert got in trouble Thursday after his show’s verified Twitter account tweeted, “I am willing to show #Asian community I care by introducing the Ching-Chong Ding-Dong Foundation for Sensitivity to Orientals or Whatever.” The tweet, which was deleted, was in reference to an episode in which Colbert mocked Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder’s announcement of the creation of the Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation as a PR move over controversy surrounding the team’s name. It turns out that for a lot of people on Twitter, the satirical tweet went too far, and #CancelColbert began trending. On Friday, an apology was published on the Twitter account saying it was run by Comedy Central not Colbert: “For the record @ColbertReport is not controlled by Stephen Colbert or his show. He is @StephenAtHome Sorry for the confusion #CancelColbert.”