Stephen Colbert responded to the trending hashtag campaign against him, #CancelColbert, on Monday night’s (31 March) The Colbert Report, firing back at his haters.
Colbert has been in hot water lately after a tweet was sent out from his ‘Colbert Report’ twitter account that was published out of context causing some to take offense and what launched the campaign against him calling for his show’s cancellation.
But on Monday night the political satirist opened his show with a montage of Comedy Central closing its doors for good only to be woken up from a terrible dream.
“This was close,” he said to the audience. “We almost lost me. I’m never going to take me for granted ever again … the interweb tried to swallow me whole 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. I’m still here. The dark forces’ attempt to silence my message of core conservative principles mixed with youth friendly product placement have been thwarted.”
Colbert also made it very clear that it wasn’t him personally who tweeted from the ‘Colbert Report’ Twitter account.
“When I saw the tweet with no context, I understand how people were offended,” he said. To put the issue to bed for good Colbert was joined by Twitter founder, Biz Stone to officially shut the account down. He went on to explain that he only ever tweets from his personal account, @StephenAtHome.
Stephen Colbert responded to the trending hashtag campaign against him, #CancelColbert, on Monday night’s (31 March) The Colbert Report firing back at his haters.