Stephen Colbert donates $400K to NC hurricane relief, still hates our barbecue


WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Stephen Colbert has donated more than $400,000 from books sales to North Carolina to help in its recovery from Hurricane Florence.

In a Facebook post Thursday night, Gov. Roy Cooper showed a check for $412,412 from the host of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

The funds come from sales of Colbert’s book, “Whose Boat is This Boat?”

“All barbecue jokes aside, a huge thank you to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert for donating a portion of the proceeds from his book to the North Carolina Disaster Relief Fund,” Cooper said in the post.

Colbert made a snide remark about North Carolina’s barbecue earlier this year while talking about Casey Hathaway, who was missing for two days before being found alive in Craven County.

“A 3-year-old boy has been found alive and safe after a massive search in North Carolina, which is such great news,” Colbert said. “A little boy found in North Carolina, that is such happy news but in a tragic twist, he will have to spend his life eating North Carolina barbecue.”

The remark prompted a response from the governor.

“Those are fighting words, @StephenAtHome. Vinegar and tomato have their place — y’all have a mustard problem,” Cooper said in a tweet.

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