It’s no secret by now that mega-corporation Walmart started a canned food drive so that their employees could help out others that are less fortunate. The catch? It was a canned food food drive for other Walmart employees.
That’s right, the retail monolith pays some of their employees so little they need assistance from their other fellow co-workers to eat during the holidays. That kind of corporate greed makes for the best kind of satire, and when it comes to satire Stephen Colbert is the right man for the job.
On Tuesday’s episode of The Colbert Report, the veteran comedian sliced and diced the profits-over-people mentality of Walmart that created such a situation in the first place. “What more do you want from them,” Colbert jokingly asked. “They already give you access to affordable plus-size camouflage bath robes!”
In reference to the canned food drive,
“You see? Walmart is taking care of it’s employees,” he began. “Not ‘living wage’ care, but ‘can of peas’ care.”
Watch the full clip, courtesy Comedy Central, below: