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“The Daily Show” gave a small but significant nod to “The Colbert Report” on Monday night when, hidden in a segment mocking New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, appeared a chryon for #CancelStewart.
The hashtag is a response to the controversy that took over Twitter (and the media) on Friday, after an activist called to #CancelColbert in response to an out-of-context tweet that at first appeared to be mocking the Asian community.
In Monday’s segment, Stewart took back the hashtag when he satirized the Christie administration’s attempt to paint former aide Bridget Kelly as a crazy and overly emotional woman, a common anti-feminist trope. On the cover of a fake report, titled “Bitches Be Crazy, Right?” was “#CancelStewart.” As Salon’s Dan D’Addario explained, like Colbert’s original joke, Stewart’s “seemed designed to seem on-its-face offensive to the most sensitive among us.” In this particular case, Stewart did it by putting forth Christie’s antifeminist attitudes, “while actually being politically correct.”
The hashtag hasn’t gained much traction on Twitter, but the top tweets show that fans are in on the joke.
Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at email@example.com.More Prachi Gupta.
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World's best pie apple. Essential for Tarte Tatin. Has five prominent ribs.
So pretty. So early. So ephemeral. Tastes like strawberry candy (slightly).
My personal fave. Ultra-crisp. Graham cracker flavor. Should be famous. Isn't.
High flavored with notes of blood orange and allspice. Very rare.
Jefferson's favorite. The best all-purpose American apple.
New Hampshire's native son has a grizzled appearance and a strangely addictive curry flavor. Very, very rare.
Makes the best hard cider in America. Soon to be famous.
Freak seedling found in an Oregon field in the '60s has pink flesh and a fragrant strawberry snap. Makes a killer rose cider.
Ben Franklin's favorite. Queen Victoria's favorite. Only apple native to NYC.
Really does taste like pineapple.