Stephen Colbert Fires Back at #CancelColbert Naysayers

Posted Tuesday April 1, 2014 10:50 AM GMT

He’s always been an expert at sarcasm and snark, so it’s a bit of a mystery why the Twitterverse all of a sudden began taking Stephen Colbert so seriously.

Following a tweet from Comedy Central’s promotional “Colbert Report” Twitter account last week, a firestorm of negative feedback culminated in the trending of #CancelColbert.

And last night (March 31) Stephen addressed the fiasco- “Who would have thought a means of communication limited to 140 characters would ever create misunderstandings?!”

Colbert also noted, "To recap: A web editor I've never met posts a tweet in my name on an account I don't control, outrages a hashtag activist, and the news media gets 72 hours of content. The system worked."

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