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Stephen Colbert Accused Of Racist Tweet

Some Twitter users aren't laughing at Cobert Report host Stephen Colbert. A tweet taken from a joke on Wednesday's nights show was greeted by charges of racism with #CancelColbert trending on both Facebook and Twitter Thursday night.

The controversial tweet said, “I am willing to show #Asian community I care by introducing the Ching-Chong Ding-Dong Foundation for Sensitivity to Orientals or Whatever.”

That was actually only part of a parody of Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder and his attempts to deflect charges of racism by launching the Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation, which was seen on Wednesday's The Colbert Report. That part of the joke, however, wasn't represented in the tweet, which has since been deleted.

As of Thursday night, neither Colbert nor Comedy Central had addressed the controversy, but the comedian has called his fake newsman alter-ego "an idiot" in the past.

Source: Variety

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