Comedian Stephen Colbert is the subject of a Twitter campaign to put him off the air after an offensive tweet, based on a joke from his program, was posted on a social media account linked to Comedy Central.
The satirist poked fun Wednesday night on his “Colbert Report” program at Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder, who recently created a charity aimed at Native Americans but won’t change his NFL team’s controversial name.
A tweet was posted on the @ColbertReport account just after 4 p.m. Thursday that contained a quote from the previous night’s show, but stripped of its context, the joke attempt offended many fans and others.
“I am willing to show #Asian community I care by introducing the Ching-Chong Ding-Dong Foundation for Sensitivity to Orientals or Whatever,” read the tweet, which has since been deleted.
By Thursday, the hashtag #FireColbert was trending, as Twitter users weighed in on the controversial comment.
#CancelColbert because white liberals are just as complicit in making Asian Americans into punchlines and we aren't amused.
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