Stephen Colbert responds to #CancelColbert on show

Stephen Colbert returned tonight with an epic rebuttal to the #CancelColbert trend, starting out with a dream sequence cold open in which Twitter activism actually did cancel his show. Colbert went on to defiantly proclaim, “The dark forces trying to silence my message of core conservative principles mixed with youth-friendly product placement have been thwarted.”

Colbert, who said “the interwebs tried to swallow me whole,” explained that it wasn’t him, but the “brain trust” over at his network that put out the offending, out-of-context tweet in question. He assured viewers he’s not a racist, that “people tell me I’m white and I believe them because I just spend six minutes explaining how I’m not a racist!”

Colbert also brought up the fact that everyone was outraged at him but not the target of his satire: Redskins owner Dan Snyder‘s charity, “which Twitter seems to be fine with, because I haven’t seen shit about that!”

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