Take a look at this.
Even if the joke was in context the fact that people want to cancel his show over it is, of course, utterly absurd.
And as it is the joke was taken entirely out of context.
But, I have to admit, wrong as it might be, I do get a certain sense of satisfaction when a man who makes a career of taking conservatives out of context and making fun of them is then taken out of context and attacked by liberal crazies (or, as we like to call them, “moderates”).
With that said, I do find Colbert very funny when he is on target. He once interviewed two members of the Occupy Wall Street Campaign, and he had me cracking up the entire time.
But, you reap what you sow Colbert.