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  1. says

    It was, of course, an absolutely hilarious joke ABOUT racism and racial insensitivity. that suey park refuses to understand that is incredibly sad, on her part.
    “the asian community” was not upset by the joke. some asian people were *convinced* to be upset by it by the way Park intentionally avoided any and all understandings of CONTEXT.

    last night’s Colbert was awesome. the BD Wong finale, blast laugh awesomeness!

  2. dw says

    That was an amazing human pretzel act Colbert performed last night.
    He’s never going to be explainable to those who aren’t fans. It’s too bad this tweet exploded, but in a way, it’s surprising that it hasn’t happened before. His whole act is ripe for misunderstanding.
    But here’s praying that he’ll always be there for those of us who ‘get it’.
    For my money, he’s the most brilliant mind in entertainment.

  3. says

    I remember being in elementary school and having the reading comprehension test done in class. Every student reads the same story. Every student answers the same questions about the story. From those answers, students were divided into four groups, based on their reading comprehension skills (1 being highest, 4 being lowest). There were fewer students in group 1, the most in group 3, then 2, then 4. Over the course of the year, some from group 2 would make it up to group 1, and some from group 3 would make it up to group 2.
    Suey Park would have been in group 4. And like most in group 4, she would never make her way up.

    Some people just don’t get satire. Some people just don’t understand what they read or hear. Sometimes it’s merely due to their thought process not being as sharp, and sometimes it’s because they’re adamant about clinging to their initial knee-jerk reaction, and never conceding that they may in fact be mistaken.

  4. Håkon says

    Colbert is a national treasure. How many of us remember his wonderful skewering of Bush during the 2006 White House Correspondents dinner? It was one of the few bright points of hope during those eight dark years. This Suey Park woman needs to be tarred and feathered.

  5. says

    Colbert effectively and hilariously pointed out the insincerity of Daniel Snyder’s new ‘foundation’ for native americans. It’s too bad, as he briefly alluded to, the public didn’t see it for what it was.

    His genius is wasted on most of the American public.

  6. says

    Colbert effectively and hilariously pointed out the insincerity of Daniel Snyder’s new ‘foundation’ for native americans. It’s too bad, as he briefly alluded to, the public didn’t see it for what it was.

    His genius is wasted on most of the American public.

  7. Yeahmetoo says

    I think the point is that sometimes sarcasm about racism can be just as problematic as the racism it mocks because it gives comfort (and the license to further perpetuate racism) to people who dont get the joke–like you guys…

    You all are offended (like the people you claim “can’t take a joke”) that someone would use Colbert (like Comedy Central used Asians) to make a broader point about racism. As it turns out Suey Park doesn’t want Colbert cancelled. You all just don’t get the joke. See how that worked?

    The ease by which you can prioritize your humor at people’s expense should give you pause. Maybe Asians are tired of being the medium through which whites justify their goodness and comedic ability.

  8. Cake says

    Here, YEAHMETOO, maybe you can piece these letters into a word you can understand: S-A-T-I-R-E. Here’s a dictionary definition:

    satire
    sat·ire[sat-ahyuhr]
    noun
    1. the use of irony, sarcasm, ridicule, or the like, in exposing, denouncing, or deriding vice, folly, etc.

    Do you know what that means? It means you and Suey Park are wrong. Is your watch slow? Cause you not only missed the context and joke, you missed the whole thing, baby.

  9. Yeahmetoo says

    Aww, Cake. Satire is not lost on me. I know what it is. But, sometimes…and you may want to sit down for this…satirical jokes aren’t funny.

    If you can’t understand that this whole is thing is a critique of satire as a tool for progressive race politics, then, baby, I can’t help you.

  10. Edith Karcag says

    Hey, hope U find a way to go on Colbert, for whebn the middl class is suffering, peole like U is better than some “medications” made by some drug-companies.
    Please do no go away, people LOVE U..please do not abandon US

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