See, this is what’s going on here: Colbert thinks he’s making fun of Washington Redskins’ owner Dan Snyder and his open letter announcing a new charity to “make a real, lasting positive impact on Native American quality of life,” all the while defending the team’s name. With this little quip (which was also featured as a segment on his show, apparently), Colbert and his liberal white audience believe themselves to be SO OBVIOUSLY above and beyond racism to the point where they can ironically deploy racist slurs to ostensibly insult fellow white people’s ignorance, oblivious to the very real and still quite literal hurt that those slurs continue to evoke for its targets. Because, you see, the joke is not for Asian people. Here, Asians are just collateral damage in the service of white liberals enjoying the freedom to mock the people they deem the REAL racists (by racially mocking the people racists supposedly mock, funny how that works). And according to Colbert’s supporters, Asian people should understand that our role here is to swallow our discomfort and be appreciative that our pain was used as a comedic device for the greater goal of self-congratulatory “progressive” white entertainment.
Bolded- because that sums up my entire feelings about the Colbert Report and my criticisms of it. The whole, “I’m so above racism that it’s funny when I say racist things because I’m so OBVIOUSLY NOT-RACIST” thing needs to die ASAP.
Stephen Colbert on Oreo’s “Gay” Cookie Agenda
HOW DID HE DO THIS AND KEEP A STRAIGHT FACE THE WHOLE TIME. I LOST IT AT ‘LICKING THEIR CREAM OFF’.
And let’s hear it for the Freaky Molecular Threeway. :)
After all I have a close personal relationship to superman. Although we’ve never been seen together. I wonder why.