Ching Chong Ding-Dong, Though??? Stephen Colbert’s Racist Tweet Towards Asians Sparks #CancelColbert Outrage
Stephen Colbert Accused Of Racist Tweet Towards Asians
Stephen Colbert is under fire for “Ching Chong Ding-Dong Foundation sensitivity to Orientals” joke…
According to Entertainment Weekly:
Stephen Colbert outraged online followers Thursday with an offensive-sounding and out-of-context tweet made on his Colbert Report account. The message posted March 27 at 4:02 p.m. (screen shot below) mocked Asian stereotypes. Offended readers slammed the message and spawned a #CancelColbert hashtag. The tweet was later deleted.
For nearly a decade, Colbert has used an ultra-conservative persona while hosting the Comedy Central series. The format allows him to say some pretty outrageous things because, after all, it’s just a character. But readers thought this tweet went too far. The tweet was originally a quote from Wednesday night’s show. But during the episode segment, the joke was in a clear context — Colbert was mocking Redskins owner Dan Snyder for responding to complaints about his team name by announcing a foundation to help Native Americans. Stripped of that context on Twitter, the line seemed to strike some as over the top.
“I do the show in character — and he’s an idiot,” Colbert once said during an interview. “He’s willfully ignorant of everything we’re going to talk about. Disabuse me of my ignorance. Don’t let me put words in your mouth.”
Thoughts??? Was Colbert’s “character” out of pocket??? This is the same guy who said white folks are winning in hip hop.