Stephen Colbert informs vegetarians that tofu dogs are people!

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On Tuesday’s Late Show, Stephen Colbert talked about recent research that showed two percent of hot dogs were found to contain human DNA, and a World Health Organization declaration that bacon, sausage and other processed meats can lead to cancer. “How can cured meat be bad for you? It’s got the word ‘cured’ right there in the name,” wondered Stephen as he talked about the dangerous meats, “a subject near and dear to my heart, because they’re lodged in my arteries.”

Vegetarians on Twitter reacted to the news “using the hashtag #smugvegetarian, which is redundant by the way.” And Stephen had some words for the meat-haters about eating animals, “Have you ever had a conversation with a shrimp? It’s almost as boring as talking to a vegetarian.” But the real dig came from the research itself. The same study that found hot dogs contain human DNA, found that 10 percent of vegetarian hot dogs contain meat. And it wasn’t just any meat. In two-thirds of vegetarian dogs, they found human DNA. That’s right, two-thirds! “Tofu dogs are people!”

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