So Stephen Colbert’s had an interesting few days. He’s been hit with a slew of racist allegations tied to a trending hashtag, #CancelColbert. It’s connected to his last show which was taped Thursday, leaving him three days before he could even respond. Here’s a brief explanation of what happened via Colbert but be sure to watch the entire segment in the video below.
“Who would have thought a means of communication limited to 140 characters would ever create misunderstandings?
Now, the Cancel Colbert people think that even in context, I’m a racist. I just want to say that I’m not a racist. I don’t even see race. Not even my own. People tell me I’m white and I believe them because I just devoted six minutes to explaining how I’m not a racist!
To recap, a web editor I’ve never met posts a tweet in my name on an account I don’t control, outrages a hashtag activist, and the news media gets 72 hours of content. The system worked.”