Watch Stephen Colbert Respond to #CancelColbert as Only He Can

Your News Companion by Ben Mathis-Lilley
April 1 2014 10:31 AM

Stephen Colbert Responds to #CancelColbert as Only He Can

The #CancelColbert push didn't pick up steam until last Thursday, after Stephen Colbert had taped his final show of the week. That means we had to wait for what seemed like forever for the comedian to respond. It was, of course, worth the wait—even if he does lump Slate in with the rest of the "system," something that at first blush I thought was a wee bit unfair to our nuanced and explanatory coverage of the whole thing. (That said, it was hilarious, so I'm happy to largely look the other way.)

"That ends that controversy," Colbert concludes (in the fourth clip above). "I just pray that no one tweets about the time I said Rosa Parks was overrated, Hitler had some good ideas, or ran a cartoon during Black History Month showing President Obama teaming up with the Ku Klux Klan 'cause, man, that sounds pretty bad out of context."

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Josh Voorhees is a Slate senior writer. He lives in Iowa City.