Slate political reporter David Weigel provides a good rundown of the #CancelColbert brouhaha spearheaded by 23-year-old freelance writer Suey Park. Some material on Wednesday’s edition, followed by an insensitive tweet from the Comedy Central official stream, led Park to a very effective viral protest.
Now, there’s more trouble brewing. Brought on to HuffPost Live today to discuss all this with Josh Zepps, Park is tweeting up a new storm:
The Park segment – for which she was joined by HuffPost Live politics reporter Jason Linkins – can currently be viewed here, starting at the 32-minute mark. The edited, stand-alone version of the conversation will be posted shortly.
Update (11:45 p.m.):
Host Zepps has begun tweeting his side of the interview story:
Update (April 1):
Colbert devoted Monday’s episode to the tweet-sparked controversy. Watch it here. At one point, the host noted: “Who would have thought a means of communication limited to 140 characters would ever create misunderstandings?”