On Wednesday night’s Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert addressed the new song from Brad Paisley and LL Cool J, “Accidental Racist,” which happens to be, apparently, accidentally racist. Colbert described the song as “uniting all of us… to join our voices as one and declare, ‘This song sucks!'” He was so inspired by it that he wrote his own “awful” song to bridge the gay marriage divide. Joined by openly bisexual actor Alan Cumming, Colbert borrows Paisley’s tactic of playing dumb to avoid responsibility for homophobia. Cumming retorted, “If you don’t judge my parades, I’ll forget what you said about monkeys and AIDS,” a reference to the beliefs of Tennessee Sen. Stacey Campfield (R), sponsor of the infamous “Don’t Say Gay” bill. Watch it:
This post has been updated to correct that Alan Cumming identifies as bisexual.