Snyder was pilloried by the online Native American community Monday night after releasing a
saying that he would be creating the
Foundation. Many were outraged by what they felt was an
show of support from the man who
to change the team’s name, which many consider a slur.
But things didn’t go much better for Colbert, who became the target of a #CancelColbert Twitter hashtag started by those who found the tweet offensive. Suey Park, the hashtag activist responsible for #NotYourAsianSidekick, said she would continue calling for Colbert’s job until he issued an apology.
Some felt #CancelColbert was derailing and distracting from the original issue, Snyder, the team name he won’t change, and #NotYourMascot.
Colbert responded Friday night, in character, it appears: