So, what the heck is going on?! Is there trouble in paradise?!
Hold on, Perezcious readers!
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There’s something trending on Twitter today that we never thought we would EVER see!
People want Stephen Colbert to be pulled off the air?!?
But…he’s the most popular host on the late night TV scene!
#CancelColbert has been tweeted out by millions after the Comedy Central host caught some serious backlash for a tweet sent out on his show’s account that many deem to be racist!
Those who watch Stephen’s show know that the context of that tweet came after a report on Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder who is refusing to change his team’s controversial name.
The Colbert Report’s message has since been deleted but the online mob is still rabble-rousing for Stephen to be given the boot!
Including Stephen himself!
Because the “racist” tweet in question actually came from The Colbert Report’s own account, which is run by the network and no one involved with the show!
Stephen called for his own firing on his personal Twitter account, saying:
— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) March 28, 2014
The tweet that has so many upset though WAS a joke that aired on Stephen’s show. So while the tweet didn’t come from his own account, the joke did come out of his mouth.
What do you think, Perezcious readers?
Was The Colbert Report tweet racist??
Total Votes: 28,518
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