Racist Colbert tweet. People want cancellation.

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  1. Morrisb

    Morrisb Well-Known Member

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    The "comedy" defense. I never found him funny either way. :coffee:

    http://www.ibtimes.com/will-colbert...st-tweet-twitter-trends-cancelcolbert-1564208

    ...The tweet was probably written to be perceived as a joke, but it certainly wasn’t taken that way. Michelle Malkin, an American author with nearly 700,000 followers, jumped on Colbert’s rude words, especially after the Comedy Central host deleted the tweet. But the push to get the show canceled didn’t stop with Malkin. Hundreds of others also embarked upon the trend.

    Colbert has been on the air for nearly a decade, posing as an ultra-conservative for his persona. Since he’s just essentially playing a character, he’s been able to get away with some pretty outrageous things, but his latest tweet has apparently taken things too far and has insulted many.

    This seems to be a matter of context considering it wasn’t the first time Colbert made the comment. As written by Entertainment Weekly, Colbert first made the “joke” during Wednesday night’s segment. He was making fun of Redskins owner Dan Snyder for answering grievances about his team name by announcing a foundation to help Native Americans. But without that context on Twitter, the punchline seemed more racist than anything.

    During an interview with the Telegraph in 2008, Colbert explained that the host he plays is just a character. “I do the show in character -- and he’s an idiot,” Colbert said. “He’s willfully ignorant of everything we’re going to talk about. Disabuse me of my ignorance. Don’t let me put words in your mouth.


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    I always thought he was ponderous. Dull
     
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    Oh god. I just posted in the Stern Forum :facepalm:
     
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    I don't find him funny, but I know Asian groups will demand his head and, just like with Jimmy Kimmel, they won't get it. They both bring in too much money. I won't generalize Asian-Americans, but the Asian Rights Groups are the biggest, most humorless cunts out there.
     
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    The dorks love him and Jon Stewart. It's part of the same crowd that loves Big Bang Theory and D&D. :jj:
     
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    meh, that aint funny at all imo--I don't care if it's racist or not, it just aint funny...

    now the jimmy kimmel kid saying kill the chinese people or whatever that was--that was funny...
     
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    Screw the PC crowd, but that just wasn't funny and worth the potential risk.
     
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    America is doomed. If a white conservative said that his/her career would probably be over. Once again, America is doomed. Glendale, California is a suburb of Los Angeles. In 2010 the population of Glendale was approximately 194,478. Take a fucking guess how many different languages are spoken in the Glendale, California public school system? Take a guess. Have you guessed? Serious. Take a guess. Answer is below. But before you look, take a guess. Now look below.










    http://www.glendaleadventist.com/living-in-glendale
    Glendale is a very cosmopolitan city with a rich cultural mix: More than half of its residents were born in another country, and more than 60 different languages are spoken among the students in the city's schools. The Glendale, California government webpage used to say over 90 different languages were spoken, but they removed it. Not sure why. I can't stand the white guy that lives next door to me, so how in the fuck am I supposed to get along with 90 other different groups that equally hate each other? America is doomed.
     
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    Everybody loves being offended these days. It has turned into a profession for many. If that (obvious) satire was out of line, then it's time to ban almost all comedy shows and comedian acts.
     
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    In all fairness, I don't think it was supposed to be funny, per se. He was trying to poke fun at (what he sees as) the absurdity to justify owning a team called The Red Skins by starting some foundation for Native Americans. His stupidity was assuming that only his fans read his tweets.

    Malkin is the NeoCon version of Al Sharpton. She loves exploiting any case of a liberal who makes any comments about Asians. She was one the ones who lead the charge when Rosie O'Donell said "Ching chong" to imitate Chinese people talking.
     
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    That is a funny Tweet and the Chinee are the most sensitive of all. They got a radio show fired cause some guy made fun of the accent.
     
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    Do you want me to take a guess?
     
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    But before you look, take a guess.
     
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    "Sensitivity to Orientals" made me laugh out loud.
     
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    Divide and conquer.:rolleye:
     
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    Sadly, I am a better-looking version of Colbert. Dammit. Why him and not Brad Pitt?

    I don't have his bad ears or his Canadian upbringing, so there's that.