NEW YORK (AP) - Sometimes satire isn’t made for Twitter’s 140-character world.
Comedy Central deleted a message Thursday from its “Colbert Report” Twitter feed showing a still from Wednesday night’s show where Stephen Colbert joked about starting a “Ching-Chong Ding-Dong Foundation for Sensitivity to Orientals or Whatever.”
The joke was part of a skit in which Colbert talked about the Washington Redskins’ owner buying things for Native Americans upset with the team’s name.
A #CancelColbert hashtag then appeared on Twitter, igniting a debate over what is funny and what is offensive.
It wasn’t clear whether that was satire, too.