Without a Satirical Tone, A Seemingly Racist Tweet From the Colbert Report Sparks Twitter Outrage

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The tweet in question was intended to tie in to Wednesday night's episode of The Colbert Report in which they discussed the hypocrisy of the Washington Redskin's owner Dan Snyder, who responded to criticism by creating a foundation to help provide more opportunities for "Original Americans."

But without room to adequately reference that announcement in a satirical way per usual of the program, the words alone came across as simply racist. Thus an outburst of negative responses from the show's Twitter followers:







The Twitter account later Thursday night clarified:


Colbert Dances to 'Get Lucky'

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After Daft Punk cancels an appearance, Stephen puts together this dance montage with Hugh Laurie, Jeff Bridges, Bryan Cranston, Jimmy Fallon, Henry Kissinger, Matt Damon and Nick Cannon.

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