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@ColbertReport Twitter account deleted following #CancelColbert outcry

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The #CancelColbert hashtag activists may not have succeeded in getting the Comedy Central show axed — but the outcry over a racial tweet did shut down the @ColbertReport Twitter account.

Satirist host Stephen Colbert devoted nearly the entirety of Monday night’s episode to responding to the online outrage that erupted last week after @ColbertReport tweeted “I am willing to show #Asian community I care by introducing the Ching-Chong Ding-Dong Foundation for Sensitivity to Orientals or Whatever” — without the context of the segment in which it appeared.

In a seven-minute rebuttal, Colbert fired back at those calling him a racist for the Ching-Chong Ding-Dong character and tweet, which he used to satirize Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder’s charitable outreach to Native Americans.

He reiterated that he doesn’t control the @ColbertReport feed while taking some digs at the network for their mishandling of the incident, saying “I don’t want to throw anyone under the bus here” while a Comedy Central graphic popped up on screen.

In the end, the network agreed to give sole control of the show’s Twitter footprint to Colbert’s account @StephenAtHome and delete @ColbertReport, which the host and a well-timed guest appearance by Twitter co-founder Biz Stone “blew up” at the end of the segment.

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