An episode of The Colbert Report last Wednesday used the words "ching-chong ding-dong" in an attempt to satirize / skewer Washington dunderhead Dan Synder. When the show's Twitter account tweeted the joke the next day without context -- “I am willing to show #Asian community I care by introducing the Ching-Chong Ding-Dong Foundation for Sensitivity to Orientals or Whatever” -- a bit of hell broke loose on social media, resulting in Korean-American Twitter activist Suey Park starting the hashtag #CancelColbert. It reeked of so much faux outrage and willful ignorance
This week's headline in making fun at China on late-night TV was dramatic readings of the "last messages" from China's Jade Rabbit lunar rover.
James Fallows, one of our favorite China correspondents (and writers in general), was on The Colbert Report on Tuesday to talk about his most recent book, China Airborne. Check it out.
The New York Times reported last week, citing Pew Research Center, that, "Asians have surpassed Hispanics as the largest wave of new immigrants to the United States, pushing the population of Asian descent to a record 18.2 million and helping to make Asians the fastest-growing racial group in the country." It didn't take long for Stephen Colbert of the Colbert Report to respond to this "threat," first suggesting a "Super Awesome Wall of China," and when he realized that wouldn't work, electrified steel floors around America to prevent Chinese immigrants from digging their way in.
Stephen Colbert, on Chen Guangcheng (who he calls "Eric"): "Apparently losing your sight doesn't just make your ears better, it makes your balls bigger."