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It all started when The Late Show dropped a tweet in reference to one of Stephen Colbert's opening jokes on Friday.

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Martin Shkreli took notice to The Late Show tweet and responded to the joke. Soon after, Stephen Colbert (from his personal Twitter) responded to Shkreli in very Colbert-like fashion.

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Following the announcement that Stephen Colbert would be stepping in for David Letterman after the latter's retirement in 2015, the internet is buzzing with talk about the Comedy Central pundit's takeover. Or rather, they're buzzing over some other person named Steven, not Stephen. Congratulations, Mr. Other Colbert!

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Colbert was actually named one of Maxim's 100 sexiest women last week. Now he won't stop until he makes Rolling Stone, Penthouse, and Ebony best-of lists, too.

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The tweet in question was intended to tie in to Wednesday night's episode of The Colbert Report in which they discussed the hypocrisy of the Washington Redskin's owner Dan Snyder, who responded to criticism by creating a foundation to help provide more opportunities for "Original Americans."

But without room to adequately reference that announcement in a satirical way per usual of the program, the words alone came across as simply racist. Thus an outburst of negative responses from the show's Twitter followers:







The Twitter account later Thursday night clarified:


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