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Colbert caught in Twitter rage
Saturday - 3/29/2014, 5:34am  ET
FILE - This Jan. 31, 2014 file image released by Starpix shows Stephen Colbert at the Shape Magazine and Men's Fitness Super Bowl Party in New York. Comedy Central deleted a message Thursday from the “Colbert Report” show Twitter feed showing a still from Wednesday night’s show where Colbert had joked about starting a “Ching-Chong Ding-Dong Foundation for Sensitivity to Orientals or Whatever.” It was part of a skit where Colbert had talked about the Washington Redskins owner buying things for Native Americans upset with the team’s name. (AP Photo/Starpix, Amanda Schwab, File)
NEW YORK (AP) -- Sometimes satire isn't made for Twitter's 140-character world.
Comedy Central deleted a message Thursday from its "Colbert Report" Twitter feed showing a still from Wednesday night's show where Stephen Colbert joked about starting a "Ching-Chong Ding-Dong Foundation for Sensitivity to Orientals or Whatever."
The joke was part of a skit in which Colbert talked about the Washington Redskins' owner buying things for Native Americans upset with the team's name.
A #CancelColbert hashtag then appeared on Twitter, igniting a debate over what is funny and what is offensive.
Comedy Central deleted the tweet and made clear the feed was not controlled by the show. On his personal Twitter feed, Colbert said of #CancelColbert that "I share your rage."
It wasn't clear whether that was satire, too.
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