When the Colbert Report's Twitter handle @ColbertReport tweeted "I am willing to show #Asian community I care by introducing the Ching Chong Ding Dong Foundation for Sensitivity to Orientals or whatever." An out of context line that parodied the irony in Dan Snyder owner of the Washington Redskins creating a foundation to benefit Native Americans, Suey Park was so offended she created the #CancelColbert hashtag. She called for the show's cancellation.
Apparently Steven Colbert took this matter very seriously or not. In true Colbert style he used his show to address the hashtag. He opened up the tweet following show with a skit of Comedy Central caving to a hashtag and actually canceling his show. He then wakes up from the obvious dream and addresses the camera with "This was close, we almost lost me. I’m never going to take me for granted ever again. The interweb tried to swallow me whole but I am proud to say that I got lodged in its throat and it hacked me back up like a hastily chewed chicken wing. I'm still here. The dark forces' attempt to silence my message of core conservative principles mixed with youth friendly product placement have been thwarted."
After this Suey Park Scandal/debacle in an effort to make sure something like this never happens again Steven enlisted the help of Twitter founder Biz Stone to permanently delete the @ColbertReport handle. If your still yearning for Steven's special brand of Truthiness don't fretlook no further then Steven Colbert's personal Twitter account @StephenAtHome. - Jason Chapman The Baltimore TV Examiner
"When I saw the tweet with no context, I understand how people were offended." - Steven Colbert The Colbert Report