Mar 29

Twitter ‘Scandal’ Erupts Over Alleged Racist Segment on ‘The Colbert Report’

Stephen Colbert Accused of Racism With #CancelColbert Campaign

“I am willing to show #Asian community I care by introducing the Ching-Chong Ding-Dong Foundation for Sensitivity to Orientals or Whatever,” “The Colbert Report” Twitter wrote Thursday.

The joke was taken from a bit on Wednesday night’s “The Colbert Report,” parodying Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder and his launch of the Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation in light of controversy over the team name. Taken out of context, however, many Twitter users saw the joke as racist, and launched a #CancelColbert campaign that quickly became a trending topic.

As the controversy started, the tweet was deleted, but Twitter users managed to screenshot the tweet before it disappeared.

Full Article: Variety

Here is the tweet that started it all:

Colbert Report twitter scandal

And Stephen’s swift response:

Stephen Colberts response to twitter scandal accusation

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Jun 28

Stephen Colbert Invited a Girl Who Lost Her Dad to Cancer to ‘The Colbert Report’.

Stephen Colbert purple bracelet

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reddit user katiecsaylor posted this touching photo of her younger sister with Stephen Colbert, taken before Wednesday night’s show. Having recently lost their father to cancer, katiecsaylor’s sister wrote Stephen a letter explaining that she and her father watched the show every night together before he passed away. In the letter, she also included one of the bracelets that she started marking to raise money for the American Cancer Society, which Stephen has worn every night for the past three months. At 11 years old, she was too young to be apart of the studio audience, but Stephen invited her to the show nonetheless, where she watched back stage. To make him feel better about losing his mother, she also gave Stephen a stuffed eagle, which he named after her and put on his desk. (Thank you to StephenSmile64 and Clem for the Tip!)

Mar 29

The Colbert Report App

The Colbert Report iPhone App Stephen has run for president, has his own ice cream flavor and has testified before Congress – stay up-to-date on his latest achievements with The Colbert Report’s official app. Download today to watch the latest video, browse the clip archive and digital exclusives, check out the upcoming guests and schedule tune-in alerts.

Download: [iPhone] | [iPad] | [Android] | [Kindle Fire]

Features:

  • Watch the latest videos from the show
  • Sort new clips by popularity
  • Explore the show’s classic segments via the quote section
  • Browse the archive for videos you missed or want to watch again
  • Set TV tune-in reminders so you never miss another show
  • Share videos on Facebook, Twitter, text or e-mail

Note: Full episodes are not available in this app, but are available for download in the iTunes store.

Mar 03

Stephen Colbert Chats to Jake Tapper

Jake Tapper interviewed Stephen Colbert for his new show ‘The Lead’, which will premiere on CNN later in the month.

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