"Colbert Report" Tweet Under Fire

(Undated) -- Stephen Colbert is getting a barrage of 140-character complaints. The comedian is under fire for a tweet aimed at Asians that was posted Thursday by the "Colbert Report" verified account. It said, quote "I am willing to show #Asian community I care by introducing the Ching-Chong Ding-Dong Foundation for Sensitivity to Orientals or Whatever." The tweet played off a segment of the Comedy Central show that poked fun at Washington Redskin's owner Dan Snyder and his recently announced charity for Native Americans. Colbert had previously joked that the Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation was the team's attempt to recover from its controversial name.
Colbert says he doesn't know who wrote the joke that inspired the spread of #CancelColbert. The show's verified account backs up his claims, saying neither the show nor its host control the content.