Colbert spent a long time addressing this faux controversy last night, this long segment as well as in the opening, and at the end with twitter founder Biz Jones.
via The Wrap
Stephen Colbert triumphantly returned Monday night to answer critics who created the viral hashtag #CancelColbert over a controversial @ColbertReport tweet that took one of his jokes out of context.
“…The interwebs tried to swallow me whole,” Colbert said. “But I am proud to say that I got lodged in its throat and it hacked me back up like a hastily chewed chicken wing!”
“The dark forces trying to silence my message of core conservative principles mixed with youth-friendly product placement have been thwarted!” Colbert exclaimed to cheers.
Colbert humorously acknowledged it was a close call.
“Folks, I'm not gonna lie, we almost lost me,” Colbert conceded. “I'm never going to take me for granted ever again.”
Colbert explained that a Comedy Central promotional Twitter account, @ColbertReport, had sent the tweet that caused all the trouble.
The Comedy Central controlled Twitter account, @ColbertReport, tweeted a joke he made on his show absent any context or video: “I am willing to show #Asian community I care by introducing the Ching-Chong Ding-Dong Foundation for Sensitivity to Orientals or Whatever.”
“Who would have thought a means of communication limited to 140 characters would ever create misunderstandings?” he asked.