Last night Stephen Colbert addressed the incredibly misguided #CancelColbert hashtag flame war that erupted on Twitter this past Thursday. In a nutshell, a joke that the show made on Wednesday’s episode was taken out of context and posted online. Nearly a day and many reruns of the initial show later, the Tweet in question was made via a Twitter account that Colbert nor his staff don’t have control over (Comedy Central does) and never used. Hashtag activists picked up on it and decided that it was insensitive without knowing the full context of the joke Colbert made on the show and, boom! A 2014 internet controversy is born. Since last night was his first night back on the air since things went amok, Colbert laid it all out in his signature satirical style. Thus hopefully putting an end to any second rounds to the dance of the idiots.
Later on the show, Colbert welcomed Twitter founder Biz Stone who ceremoniously “blew up” the responsible Twitter handle.