GamerGate has made the front page of the New York Times. Really, it was only a matter of time before Stephen Colbert picked up the story.
In his usual faux-conservative persona, Colbert’s five-minute monologue ostensibly defended “traditional gamer culture,” decrying “feminazis” like critic Anita Sarkeesian for messing with the male-dominated status quo.
And then he invited her onto the show.
“Let’s call this what it is,” Colbert said. “You and the other feminazis in the gamer world are coming for our balls to snip ‘em off and put ‘em into a little felt purse and take ‘em away so we have to play your non-violent games, right? It’s a culture war. It’s a sub-culture war.”
Sarkeesian, somewhat obviously, disagreed.
“There is something going on. And what it is is women being harassed and threatened and terrorized.”
Colbert got in a few pointed jabs at one of the central tenants of the GamerGate scandal—ethics in game journalism—and the two wrapped up with a discussion of feminism in general.
You can check out the segment in its entirety in the player below.