***Update: It has now been reported that it was an intern that wrote the tweet. Apologies to Stephen Colbert who apparently had nothing to do with the tweet. Like I said in my last paragraph, second chances should be given to the tweet writer if a sincere apology is offered.
Stephen Colbert, star of the satirical news show “The Colbert Report” on Comedy Central decided to try his hand at being a race-baiting ass. Colbert took to Twitter and managed to insult the Asian community with this tweet:
Great job, Colbert. Needless to say, his tweet has aroused a lot of anger and suspicion in the Asian-American community who have responded with the hashtag #CancelColbert.
Colbert, another member of the liberal elite, probably won’t get too much flak for his insensitive remarks in the media like Bill Maher, another comedian who makes an ass of himself on a regular basis. You see, men like Colbert and Maher get a free pass because they are “comedians.” The problem is, these tweets and other remarks made in a public setting are not funny and they are exactly what the liberals claim conservatives do. The problem is you don’t hear many conservatives, or most Americans for that matter, acting like Colbert did.
Why is acceptable for liberal “comedians” to say these kinds of things and then moments later claim Republicans, Tea Party members and other conservatives are the ones who discriminate and make remarks like that.
But what can we expect from a group of people that attack black republicans calling them “Uncle Toms” and much, much worse. They dismiss them as “not black” and belittle them and try to discredit them because of a political belief.
What Colbert did was not much different. Using offensive language to make a joke is insensitive no matter how it is spun afterwards. Colbert might have removed the tweet but it doesn’t change the fact that he thought, at one point, that it was funny and was good enough to share.
Personally, I am for free speech and I know people make mistakes. I don’t want to see Colbert fired for one mistake. I believe in second chances. However, I would like to see people stop assuming only Republicans are capable of such offensive remarks and that people like Colbert would actually be taken to task for remarks like this.
*** Update: It has now been reported that it was an intern that wrote the tweet. Apologies to Stephen Colbert who apparently had nothing to do with the tweet. Like I said in my last paragraph, second chances should be given to the tweet writer if a sincere apology is offered.