Aya de Leon

author – activist – faculty – mom

Don’t #CancelColbert, but…

Stephen Colber’s Colbert Report came under fire for racism this week. Ultimately, the question is:  where does satirizing racism end and racism begin?

https://twitter.com/AyadeLeon/status/449777322862714880

 

It’s late, and I’m too tired to write anything well-reasoned, but I sweated over my own two tweets to the public debate last night, and I’ll also post a few tweets I found compelling in the #CancelColbert hashtag.

 

https://twitter.com/AyadeLeon/status/449407694529503233

 

I like the Colbert Report.  I find it offensive at times on a number of issues, but overall a very important voice at the level of fake news national politics.  I don’t want to see it cancelled, but I think an apology is in order.  I look forward to seeing if he can pull it off, in character.

 

And while we’re at it, back to his original point, the offensiveness of the term “Redskins.”

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