Stephen Colbert

Stephen Colbert spent the first half of Monday’s edition of “The Colbert Report” defending the show from accusations of racism.

The criticism of the show stems from a bit last week in which Colbert’s faux conservative commentator riffed on critics of Washington Redskins football team for using a moniker that is considered offensive by many Native Americans. A tweet quoting a line from his segment about the launch of “the Ching-Chong Ding-Dong Foundation for Sensitivity for Orientals or Whatever” set off a firestorm.

Here’s Colbert’s defense against the Internet-fueled campaign to “cancel Colbert.”

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