Colbert Vs. Tiger Mom — Stephen Takes on Amy Chua For Big Laughs

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Last night on the Report, Colbert joked about parenting, punishment and pedophilia.  Amy Chua sent him to his room.

In an interview with the much-maligned author, Stephen Colbert mines the ‘Tiger Mom’ controversy for humor — and comes up with some gems.

(Read TIME’s cover story on the book and the backlash.)

Consider this Colbert classic:

Colbert: People have accused you of saying that the Chinese way of raising a child — what Chinese mothers do — is superior to what western mothers do. True, or false?

Chua: False. I…

Colbert: So you raised your child in an inferior way?


(Read, “Roaring Tigers, Anxious Choppers,” an essay by Nancy Gibbs.)