Stephen Colbert Staffer Creates #CarefreeBlackKids2k16 Social Media Hashtag, Results Are Adorable
"When you go away, you always worry: 'Did I leave the oven on? Did I lock the back door? Will the country I love appear to unravel live before my eyes?' "
Stephen Colbert and the The Late Show returned from a week off Monday and the host addressed the numerous fatal shootings that unfolded while he was off the air.
"When you go away, you always worry: 'Did I leave the oven on? Did I lock the back door? Will the country I love appear to unravel live before my eyes?' " he said. "It was a very, very rough, tough week, last week."
Following the police shootings of two black men, who appeared not to have been brandishing weapons at the time they were shot dead, and the ambush slayings of five police officers in Dallas, which appear to have been retaliation for the aforementioned shootings, Colbert said one of his staffers created a hashtag in the hopes of sharing some innocence and happiness.
"I am not sure if there is anything I could say that would approach the enormity and complexity of the multiple tragedies that happened last week, so I'm not going to try right now," Colbert told his audience. "But if you would like to see something beautiful, one of our social media producers, Heben Nigatu, started a social media hashtag, #CarefreeBlackKids2k16. It is really great. They're really beautiful, and it will make you smile to see these children happy."
Watch some of the entires below: