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Stephen Colbert Under Fire

Stephen Colbert is under fire again.

A routine started a firestorm of controversy which was made worse when a tweet was sent out by his Comedy Central show, The Colbert Report.

He said on the show, "I am willing to show the Asian community I care by introducing the Ching-Chong Ding-Dong Foundation for Sensitivity to Orientals or Whatever."

The line from the show ended up in a tweet which said: "I am willing to show #Asian community I care by introducing the Ching-Chong Ding-Dong Foundation for Sensitivity to Orientals or Whatever."

The tweet offended many Asian-Americans and led to calls for Colbert’s show to be taken off the air.  The hashtag #CancelColbert began trending on Twitter.

Colbert personally went on Twitter to inform his fans that he did not, in fact, send out that insensitive tweet: "For the record @ColbertReport is not controlled by Stephen Colbert or his show. He is @StephenAtHome Sorry for the confusion."

Fox News said, "It will blow over."

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