Stephen Colbert Disses Gandhi

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Stephen Colbert gave the commencement speech at Princeton University this past weekend. As usual, The Colbert Report host offered everyone pearls of wisdom.

"Gandhi said, ‘you must be the change you want to see in the world,'" Colbert told an audience of thousands. "But may I also point out he drank his own urine, so let's not go overboard on his advice."

It's hard to argue with that logic.

The protege of Jon Stewart added that the Class of 2008 "can change the world," but he pleaded with its members to "please don't do that."

"Some of us like it the way it is," Colbert said. "Personally, things are going great for me right now."

The Hollywood Gossip agrees. We're all for change, Barack Obama, but keep your focus on Iraq and the mortgage crisis. Don't enact underwear-wearing policies for female celebrities. Please.


It was Morarji Desai not Gandhi who drank his own urine.
Gandhi was a great man.One Great Man Who Believed in Truth and Non Violence.Deal with it.The greatness of a man is realized when his life influences and inspires people to change for the better.
Why dont you see the good he did b4 criticizing him!


Desai used to drink his own urine not Gandhi


Gandhi didn't drink his own urine!!
Get your facts straight b4 u talk!


I dont think he drank his own urine either...:(


Hard to argue with nonsensical statements like this really...Gandhi was known for his human-ness, that
a lot of people lack these days...He was known for his integrity, his equal-love for all and much more that he achieved, not just in India but everywhere... Ist easier to criticize , and so Mr.Colbert must think about commenting on someone that was so elder to him next time. If he though, he was being smarter, the answer is a simple NO.


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