A Few People Are All Mad At Stephen Colbert For Making a Joke About Asians While Mocking Dan Snyder and the Redskins
Wire - Late Thursday night, Twitter users called upon Comedy Central to cancel The Colbert Report after the show’s official Twitter account published a joke that some found offensive. “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 now-deleted tweet, sent by the show’s account run by Comedy Central, and not Colbert’s personal one. The joke was part of a longer segment on last Wednesday night’s show about Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder’s newest charity effort, which is meant defuse now-perpetual criticism of the team’s racist name. It does not read very well out of context, which is probably why it was deleted and the network then clarified the source of the joke about Asian stereotypes.
The #CancelColbert hashtag was started by Suey Park (previously of #NotYourAsianSidekick) on Thursday night in response to the comedic misfire.
#CancelColbert because white liberals are just as complicit in making Asian Americans into punchlines and we aren't amused.
— Suey Park (@suey_park) March 27, 2014
Oh my this is great. One random asian bitch is all up in arms about a completely not offensive joke that was used out of context on a Twitter account not run by Stephen Colbert. During the show, Colbert was making fun of Snyder, much like the way Big Cat did in his blog.
And then a Twitter than isn’t Stephen tweeted the Asian line out of context, and some bitch decided this was her time to shine. She was like this is it! This is where I will make my name! Down with Stephen Colbert! But had she taken 3 minutes to look into what was really going on, she would have seen Colbert is on her side, and she’s just a dumb ass.
So once everyone came around to realizing how absurd this girl was being, everyone started using #CancelColbert to make fun of the asian chick, who probably is now hanging from a belt in her closet because she’s so embarrassed.
So two lessons here: 1) do your fucking homework, and 2) stop being offended by comedians. Especially ones who are 1000x smarter than you.