Stephen Colbert, one of the world’s most watched talk-show hosts, is under fire this morning for making some provocative comments about President Donald Trump. And now there are many who are calling for Colbert to be fired, not becasue of the offense he gave to the President, but becasue they feel his joke was homophobic.
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The “Late Show” star mouthed off Monday night. He was blasting President Trump’s sudden ending of an interview with CBS News’s “Face the Nation” host John Dickerson. Colbert felt like the abrupt departure from the interview was unprofessional, so offered some unprofessional remarks of his own.
“Sir, you attract more skinheads than free Rogaine,” Colbert said. “You have more people marching against you than cancer. You talk like a sign language gorilla that got hit in the head. In fact, the only thing your mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin’s cock holster.”
The response was immediate. Fans, for numerous reasons, demanded CBS do something about the incident. Most wanted him fired.
The interpretation of the event, though, has left audiences split. Implying that the President engages in acts of fellatio with a the Russian President was shocking to most viewers. Some went so far as to say that joke was homophobic.
Others simply felt like the bad taste showed a distinct lack of judgement on the part of Colbert and his writing staff. The comedian made his name with a more sophisticated kind of comedy.
Colbert’s rating have been solid since he took over the show from David Letterman, but the hashtag #firecolbert is picking up steam.
So, Colbert is saying homophobic things again? Disappointing that CBS supports and empowers this. #firecolbert
— Michael Oxley (@Truthchampion16) May 2, 2017
#firecolbert CBS STAND UP AND DO THE RIGHT THING FIRE COLBERT THIS SHOULD NOT BE TOLERATED,IF IT WAS SAID ABOUT OBAMA HE WOULD BE GONE
— MIKEM (@09BRAININJURY) May 2, 2017
— Rep. B.J. Nikkel (@RepBJNikkel) May 3, 2017