As Twitchy reported last night, comedian Stephen Colbert is in hot water over a tweet satirizing Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder and his launch of the Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation:!/ColbertReport/status/449320692446920704

The tweet has been deleted, and the verified Colbert Report Twitter account, owned and operated by Comedy Central, is now saying Colbert and his staff weren’t responsible:

Defenders of Colbert and/or The Colbert Report say the tweet wasn’t racist because it was satire:

Among those making this argument is MSNBC host Touré:

He also retweeted these:

But Touré was singing a different tune last year when The Onion “jokingly” called actress Quvenzhané Wallis a c**t:

We’re sure Touré would have been laughing up a storm if the Colbert Report had used this rhyme instead of “ching chong ding dong.”