02/21/2013 09:46 am ET Updated Feb 21, 2013

Stephen Colbert Explains Horse Meat Scandal Rocking Europe (VIDEO)

Finally, someone has the guts to explain what is going on with the horse meat scandal in Europe that's grabbed international headlines over the last few days.

Stephen Colbert opened Wednesday's "Colbert Report" with a thorough explanation of the scandal, which started when Burger King admitted that they had been sneaking horse meat into some of their burgers in Ireland.

In other words, "Someone in Europe is trying to slip you their tainted meat, and for once it's not Silvio Berlusconi."

Check out the clip above for a more detailed timeline of the scandal, which has somehow been traced back to Romania (because of course it did). After all, according to Stephen, "Fast food should be made of fast animals."


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