Stephen Colbert has responded to his #cancelcolbert controversy.
On Wednesday's The Colbert Report, the host poked fun at Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder for his stance against changing the team name. Snyder feels like Native Americans have bigger problems to deal with, so he founded the Original Americans Foundation which is supposed to "provide meaningful and measurable resources that provide genuine opportunities for Tribal communities."
In jest of Synder's comments and new organization, Colbert said this on the show and whoever handles The Colbert Report handle tweeted it too:
The offending tweet, void of the show's context, lit a firestorm on the Internet in the form of a #cancelcolbert hashtag that called for Colbert's job.
Colbert has since responded to the backlash by tweeting on his personal Twitter page:
It's a pretty standard Stephen Colbert response. He's essentially performance art. Since 2005 the comedian has been schilling out an obscene, unaware, prejudiced, idiot character inspired by the likes of Sean Hannity and Bill O'Reilly on The Colbert Report.
On many instances, in the name of satire, Colbert has said and done some outlandish things. Remember that time when he mocked the Bush Administration AT THE White House Correspondents Dinner?
This is to say, Colbert has never had a problem with being either antagonistic or aloof in order to get a laugh and to poke fun at his adversaries.
[via The Wrap]