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#CancelColbert And The Complex Anatomy Of A Racial Joke

The Huffington Post | Lauren Duca | Posted 09.17.2014 | Entertainment

Middlebrow is a recap of the week in entertainment, celebrity and television news that provides a comprehensive look at the state of pop culture. From...

#CancelColbert and the Politics of Being Dismissed

Kenzo Shibata | Posted 09.17.2014 | Media
Kenzo Shibata

You cannot expect Asian Americans to "get" that the racism was ironic when it's never quite clear to us what the intentions of the ones delivering the jokes are.

Native Americans slam #CancelColbert movement

Indian Country Today Media Network | Posted 04.02.2014 | Comedy

Following a comedy bit on the Colbert Report that was intended to satirize Dan Snyder's Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation, Stephen Col...

#CancelColbert Highlights The Real Problem With Racial Slurs And Comedy: Word Choice

Jessica Prois | Posted 04.02.2014 | Impact
Jessica Prois

Using words like "Ching-Chong" on a parody show sends the message that slurs like this are all in good fun. But in a world in which racism still exists, these comments are not categorically funny in the same way other satire is.

Unsurprisingly, Colbert Not Canceled -- and His Response Is a Must-See

Susan Kruth | Posted 06.01.2014 | Comedy
Susan Kruth

Twitter has proven to be a fascinating portrait of what happens when people fight speech they don't like with more speech.

#CancelColbert? Beyond Dichotomies

David Palumbo-Liu | Posted 06.01.2014 | Media
David Palumbo-Liu

When something that we like, something that is usually in line with our "progressive" sentiments, reveals that the ethics of race and racism aren't as tidy as we had assumed, that structure begins to crumble. We become defensive.

Stephen Colbert Responds To #CancelColbert

Posted 04.01.2014 | Comedy

Stephen Colbert used his Monday night show to respond to #CancelColbert, a trending hashtag calling for his show's cancellation after the "Colbert Rep...

#ContainColbert: Why Satire and Twitter Campaigns Cannot Mix

Crystal Duan | Posted 05.28.2014 | Media
Crystal Duan

The Colbert Report has argued that Colbert's character on the show is simply a conservative, bigoted persona who is simply a comedic archetype. But regardless, the actions of this persona do have repercussions -- intentionally, or unintentionally.

Satire Is What Closes on Saturday Night: The Outrage Of #CancelColbert

Floyd Elliot | Posted 05.28.2014 | Comedy
Floyd Elliot

Even awareness of the satirical context did not slake the thirst for outrage of those demanding that Comedy Central (who, you may recall, actually tweeted the out-of-context punchline, not Colbert) #CancelColbert.

'Colbert Report' Lands In Hot Water Over Asian Joke

Posted 03.28.2014 | TV

No, "The Colbert Report" was not canceled. But that didn't stop #CancelColbert from trending on Twitter on Thursday, March 27. The hashtag came as a r...