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Stephen Colbert Responds To #CancelColbert By Shutting Down The Ching Chong Ding Dong Foundation For Sensitivity To Orientals Or Whatever

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Stephen Stands His Ground

Stephen Colbert has finally responded to the hashtag #CancelColbert, which was trending last week on Twitter. In true “Colbert Report” fashion, he did it in character as a pompous blowhard conservative who “doesn’t see race.” A quick recap for those of you who were down a hole all weekend: in response to a news segment about racism towards Native Americans, someone from the Comedy Central Twitter account tweeted a joke about Asians referencing an older skit from a prior Colbert show about racism. Some people on Twitter freaked out over the perceived racist slight and created the hashtag #CancelColbert, which eventually started trending. Although at least from what I could see, many folks tweeting it were saying not to cancel “Colbert.”

On last night’s show in a segment called “Who’s Attacking Me Now?”, Stephen Colbert responded to #CancelColbert … or, as he put it, “the dark forces trying to silence my message.” Keep reading »

Don’t #CancelColbert: Stephen Colbert Blasted Over Satirical Tweet About Racism That He Didn’t Even Send

You read a tweet that looks like it’s from a celebrity and it says this:

“I am willing to show #Asian community I care by introducing the Ching-Chong Ding Dong Foundation For Sensitivity to Orientals or Whatever.”

Pretty racist and disturbing, right? Of course it is. Then you realize that it was tweeted from the Twitter handle @ColbertReport, which is run by Comedy Central, and came from the mouth of the character “Stephen Colbert” played by Stephen Colbert.

Oh yes, we are amidst yet another huge Internet outrage shitstorm that grew out of proportion in a New York minute.

The tweet was a reference to Wednesday’s episode of “The Colbert Report” about the Washington Redskins football team and their owner Dan Snyder. The Redskins have long been under fire for their racist team name (a reference to Native Americans) and the ownership’s refusal to change it, despite repeated requests from those in Native communities. (Check out the blog Native Appropriations for lots of backstory on this.) Recently Dan Snyder announced via the team’s website that they created the Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation, which will “commit to making a real, lasting, positive impact on Native American quality of life.” In other words, he is using the offensive name in the title of the foundation they started to help those affected by the offensive name.  Keep reading »

Janet Mock Nails Discussion Of Trans Identity On “The Colbert Report,” Piers Morgan Freaks Out On Twitter

Janet Mock Nails Discussion Of Trans Identity On "The Colbert Report," Piers Morgan Freaks Out On Twitter
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Frisky Q&A: Janet Mock, Author Of Redefining Realness
Janet Mock speaks to us about being a transgender woman of color. Read More »

Earlier this month, trans activist and author Janet Mock appeared on “Piers Morgan Live” to discuss her new book, Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More. That didn’t go so well, thanks to Morgan’s repeated misgendering of Mock and his focus on the physical aspects of her transition. Many of Mock’s supporters — and Mock herself — were rightly perturbed and expressed as much on Twitter, which Morgan mischaracterized as “attacks.” He had Mock back on his show the following night, and this followup went even worse — for Morgan, I mean, who came off even more shrill and entitled and clueless. The real bummer was that Mock was not given the time or freedom to actually talk about the issues discussed in her book, though it must be said that when Morgan did let her get a word in edgewise, she was brilliant. So it’s kind of amazing that the news show that actually gave Mock the opportunity to address the issues of real importance to the trans community, particularly trans women, was the satirical “Colbert Report,” on which Mock appeared last night. Keep reading »

Pussy Riot Win At Life On “The Colbert Report”

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"We Sang A Fun Song In A Church"
  • Pussy Riot on “The Colbert Report”! Pussy Riot on “The Colbert Report”! Pussy Riot on “The Colbert Report”! You can watch the second part of Colbert’s interview at the link! [Comedy Central]
  • A breastfeeding mother got kicked out of an Alabama courtroom, despite a state law that says a mother may nurse a baby in any location, public or private, where she is legally allowed to be. [WKRG]
  • On Piers Morgan’s interview with transgender author Janet Mock and the psychology of the privileged. [Feministing]
  • Whether you believe Dylan Farrow or not depends on how which story you recognize. [NYMag.com] Keep reading »

Watch Stephen Colbert Marry A Couple Whose Wedding Was Ruined By The Government Shutdown

Watch Stephen Colbert Marry A Couple Whose Wedding Was Ruined By The Government Shutdown
Love Is Bigger Than This Shutdown!

Mike Cassesso and MaiLien Le were all set to be married on the steps of the Jefferson Memorial this Saturday, but alas, the ongoing government shutdown got in the way of those plans, as government buildings and national sites like the memorial are closed until Congress gets its damn act together. When Stephen Colbert heard about the couple’s plight, he decided to help them out by offering to conduct the ceremony himself on to “The Colbert Report.” The ”2013 Government Shutdown Wedding of the Century” was a lovely affair, complete with music, bachelor/bachelorette parties, and … Mandy Patinkin!? SO AWESOME. Watch the full shebang (in two parts) above. [Gawker]

It’s Time To Cry: Watch Stephen Colbert’s Beautiful, Tearful Tribute To His Late Mother

Colbert On Birth Control
Stephen talks the birth control controversy. Read More »
Colbert Defends Nuns
Stephen Colbert defends the radical nuns. Read More »
Life Lessons From TV Moms
Oh, Tami Taylor, you taught us so much! Read More »
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"Hugs never needed a reason in her house."

Stephen Colbert’s mom Lorna passed away last week at the age of 92. After a brief hiatus, Colbert returned to his anchor seat at “The Colbert Report” and opened the show with this beautifully worded, heartfelt tribute to her. “When you watch the show, if you like me,” he said, “that’s because of my mom.” Watch the clip above, but keep a tissue handy — you’re definitely going to need it. [HuffPo]

Tavi Gevinson Tells Stephen Colbert He’s A Cool Dad

Tavi On Lana
Tavi Gevinson proves she's incredibly wise beyond her years. Read More »
Tavi On Photoshop Ban
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She's not sure how effective Seventeen's pledge will be. Read More »
Tavi Pets A Mini Horse
This girl is living all of our dreams! Read More »
"I was extremely bored.'

Style Rookie blogger and fashion world phenom Tavi Gevinson was on “The Colbert Report” last night,to discuss her latest feat: the publication of Rookie Yearbook One, a compendium of some of the best writing and stories from the first year of Gevinson’s online magazine Rookie. Colbert was a bit in awe of his youngest-ever guest, and queried her for style advice. What might appeal to a mass audience, he asked? Gevinson recommended that he give himself a boy band haircut and carry around a puppy, because “there were some really great photos of the members of One Direction modeling puppies, so I feel like if you carried around a puppy and had boy band hair, you would be set.”

While Tavi admitted that she may have fallen behind on her English homework, she still proves that she’s a total champ and wise beyond her years. Let’s be friends? [The Colbert Report]

Stephen Colbert Hires The Fab Five To Intern For Him, No Big Deal

Gabby Douglas' Mom
We spoke to Natalie about raising an Olympian. Read More »
Women's Gymnastics
Meet your Team USA Women's Gymnastics team! Read More »
Gabby's Hair
Her teammates copped her hairstyle to show their support! Read More »
That's Some Olympic-Quality Interning!

“Colbert Report” host Stephen Colbert knows probably better than anyone that in order to succeed you have to work with the best. That’s why on his show Wednesday night he said goodbye to his latest crop of interns, and brought on a new, shall we say, more qualified set: the gold medal-winning women’s gymnastic team. That’s right: Gabby, McKayla, Kyla, Aly and Jordyn — along with Aly’s very excitable mom — all made an appearance. And they were tasked with the very important job of making sure Stephen had his pen. You know how Stephen can get about his pens. [Comedy Central]

Olivia Wilde And Stephen Colbert Have An “Act Off”

Colbert On Nuns
Colbert defends radical feminist nuns. Read More »
Colbert on Sweden
He's got big plans for Sweden's Twitter experiment. Read More »
Colbert On Miley
Colbert weighs in on Miley Cyrus controversy. Read More »
Olivia Wilde "Acts Hard"

Last night, Olivia Wilde was on the “The Colbert Report” to promote her new film, “People Like Us.” While that movie looks like a total snooze and I can’t co-sign on Chris Pine’s stupid eyebrows, Olivia seems like a totally rad lady. She stumped for Obama, wore her Dogs Against Romney pin, and challenged Colbert to an acting contest to see “who could act harder.” [Comedy Central]

Stephen Colbert Defends “Radical Feminist” Nuns

Vatican Denounces Nun
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Vatican denounces nun's book supporting masturbation, gay sex. Read More »
Radical Feminist Nuns
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The Vatican is fretting about radical feminist nuns. Read More »
Kate Upton, Sexy Nun
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Kate Upton indulges in your sexy nun fantasy. Read More »
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Watch Colbert Defend Those Crazy Radical Nuns!
  • Better late than never: it is from Monday night’s show, but I really wanted to post Stephen Colbert coming to the defense of “radical feminist” Catholic nuns. Love you so hard, Stephen. [The Colbert Report]
  • On how Republicans in the House of Representatives are blocking abortion access for our servicewomen. Apparently even if you’re willing to give your life for your own country, that’s not reason enough to get basic women’s health care. (Yes, basic health care: one in three women will have an abortion in her lifetime … including women in the military). [Mother Jones]
  • At Sunday night’s Tony Awards, “Porgy & Bess” star Audra McDonald became the first-ever woman of color to win five Tonys (and only the third woman ever). [Racialicious]
  • Why black transgender woman CeCe McDonald of Minneapolis should not be housed in a male prison. [ColorLines] Keep reading »
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