The host of Late Show, Stephen Colbert, has opened fire on himself when he joked indiscreetly about President Trump on Monday.
Stephen started the show with a monologue about Trump where he made a sexual joke and said: “the only thing your mouth is good at is being Vladimir Putin’s c*ck holster.”
#FireColbert movement is now the trendy hashtag on all Social media accounts, criticizing how offensive Colbert was. Some people thought the joke was homophobic while others thought it is inappropriate. The host stood up by his joke even though he confessed the joke could have been less crude.
“I don’t regret that. [Trump], I believe, can take care of himself. I have jokes; he has the launch codes. So, it’s a fair fight,” Stephen commented.
On the other hand, people’s controversial reactions caused a rise in the show’s ratings; ratings are now in the sky, reaching its highest peak since 2015.
As the negative reactions continue and after receiving several complaints, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decided on “taking the appropriate action”
“We are going to take the facts that we find and we are going to apply the law as it’s been set out by the Supreme Court and other courts and we’ll take the appropriate action. Traditionally, the agency has to decide, if it does find a violation, what the appropriate remedy should be. A fine, of some sort, is typically what we do.” Ajit Pai, FCC Chairman, stated.
Commenting on this controversy matter, Colbert remarked: “I’m not going to repeat the phrase, but I just want to say for the record, life is short, and anyone who expresses their love for another person, in their own way, is to me, an American hero. I think we can all agree on that. I hope even the president and I can agree on that. Nothing else. But, that.”