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Stephen Colbert Fires Back At #CancelColbert Controversy: "I Don't Even See Race"

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April 01, 2014 AT 9:42 AM
Stephen Colbert has fired back at the Twitter backlash. The popular television host recently found himself on the receiving end of criticism following a racially insensitive tweet that was posted on Comedy Central's Twitter account @ColbertReport late last week, causing a number of Twitter users to rally to #CancelColbert. Colbert reiterated that the tweet did not come from his own Twitter handle @StephenAtHome and assured the audience that he "is not a racist," saying, "I don't even see race. Not even my own. People tell me I'm white and I believe them because I just devoted six minutes explaining why I'm not a racist."