Stephen Colbert is in trouble over a tweet sent from an official Comedy Central account that promotes his show that some have perceived as racist, according to the New York Daily News.

The Internet went nuts Thursday night, attacking "The Colbert Report" satirist after the @ColbertReport handle -- run by the channel -- tweeted a joke from one of his skits.

"I am willing to show #Asian community I care by introducing the Ching-Chong Ding-Dong Foundation for Sensitivity to Orientals or Whatever," it read.

The item referred to Colbert on Wednesday skewering Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder for refusing to change his NFL team's name. The host mocked Snyder's charity -- which aims to "provide resources that offer genuine opportunities for Tribal communities" -- as PR fluff.

Sounds like someone forgot that context isn't one of Twitter's strong points.

The hashtag #CancelColbert soon started trending.

The tweet was soon deleted and Colbert tweeted from his personal @StephenAtHome to say he had nothing to do with the tweet.

"I share your rage," he wrote.

It wasn't immediately clear exactly who sent the tweet, which referenced a satirical Asian character Colbert has previously assumed.

The @ColbertReport Twitter account later revealed it had nothing to do with Colbert personally.

"This is a Comedy Central account, with no oversight from Stephen/show," it stated.

You can bet that's no longer the case.


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