If a customer was in on the joke, Abuhamdeh would banter with them a bit.
Many perceived the tweet as a racist assault on Asians and Asian-Americans, leading to the creation of the hashtag #Cancel Colbert.
Colbert reveled in the controversy, however, even promoting it on future episodes of “The Colbert Report.” If and how he will respond to the current firestorm remains to be seen.
The hashtag #Fire Colbert began spreading around Twitter, along with calls for people to boycott sponsors of the late-night show.
CBS did not immediately respond to Variety’s request for comment.
He tried and failed to launch a general purpose live streaming service with Justin. Eventually he pivoted into gaming, a niche where being tied to a desktop computer made sense.