The #CancelCobert movement has been the hot topic on Twitter ever since last week when Colbert aired what came to be a controversial bit on his show The Colbert Report involving Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder over the creation of his foundation The Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation. Now, Stephen Colbert is “meeting the criticism halfway” in his mea culpa over the situation.
As I mentioned before, last Monday on The Colbert Report, the host ripped into Redskins owner Dan Snyder over the name of his foundation. As you know, the Redskins’ have been all over the news lately; unfortunately, it has been for the wrong reasons. Unfortunately for Colbert, he found himself in much the same hot water when he cracked a joke regarding the creation of his fictional foundation, the Ching Chong Ding Dong Foundation of Sensitivity to Orientals or Whatever.
Taken out of context, this sounds just as bad, if not worse, than the situation with Snyder.
Now we fast forward to this Monday’s edition of the show where he decides to end the drama now and forever by “shutting down” his fictional foundation. In the clip, he quips that due to all the attention as of late, the foundation raised a lot of money, which will now be donated to The Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation.
The funniest part of this entire thing is that once the fire got burning on Colbert, people seem to have completely forgotten about what sparked the fire to begin with. Thankfully, Colbert doesn’t miss a beat, and is quick to point that out.
Here is a look at the clip from Monday’s edition of The Colbert Report where Stephen addresses the #CancelColbert movement.
There are people on both sides of his controversy; people who think that this was nothing more than a joke made by a late night talk show host taken out of context, and those who believe that the comments made were incredibly racist, and have called for the show’s cancellation. Which side of the matter do you sit on? Also, what are your thoughts on the matter that sparked all of this to begin with? Let us know what you think in the comments below.
The Colbert Report airs at 11:30 p.m. on Comedy Central.