Skip Nav
The Ultimate Celebrity Bikini Gallery
Rita Ora
Rita Ora Flaunts Her Bikini Body While Mingling With a Mystery Man in Cannes
Celebrity Kids
Carrie Fisher Took a Beautiful Photo With Billie Lourd a Few Months Before Her Death

Stephen Colbert Deletes Twitter Account | Video

Stephen Colbert Puts an End to the #CancelColbert Controversy

Stephen Colbert joked about last week's #CancelColbert controversy on Monday night when he dedicated a big chunk of his show to addressing the backlash and making one very surprising move. To recap: the hubbub first started when The Colbert Report's Comedy Central Twitter handle (not Stephen's personal handle, which is @StephenAtHome) tweeted out a joke from the previous night's episode, writing, "I am willing to show #Asian community I care by introducing the Ching-Chong Ding-Dong Foundation for Sensitivity of Orientals or Whatever." (It has since been deleted.) The tweet was a play on Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder's Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation, but the satire got lost when it was translated into less that 140 characters. There was an immediate backlash, and the #CancelColbert hashtag was born.

So, how does Stephen deal with his own headline-making scandal? By playing up his conservative alter ego even more and putting an end to the @ColbertReport and @StephenAtHome confusion once and for all. Watch Stephen joke about the controversy, above, and see the host destroy the @ColbertReport handle (with the help of Twitter's Biz Stone) on the show, below.

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
Anita Sarkeesian on The Colbert Report
Laverne Cox Talks Meeting Beyonce on Stephen Colbert 2017
James Corden's Monologue About Manchester Attack 2017
Stephen Colbert Talks About Letterman on The Colbert Report
Daily Tech: New EcoATM Will Pay You For Your Old Gadgets
Stephen Colbert Says Goodbye to Bill O'Reilly
Ariana Grande Manchester Arena Concert Incident May 2017
Stephen Colbert Takes On Common Core Math
The Fitness Marshall Female Empowerment Quote
Dan Savage on The Colbert Report
From Our Partners
Latest Celebrity & Entertainment
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds