In Light of the Late Night News, the Wrong "Stephen Colbert" is Trending on Twitter

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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!

Without a Satirical Tone, A Seemingly Racist Tweet From the Colbert Report Sparks Twitter Outrage

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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:


Colbert's Next Conquest

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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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