Stephen Colbert is still feeling the wrath of Twitter after his opening monologue on Monday, May 1, in which he slammed President Donald Trump over his interview on Face The Nation as some are calling one joke in particular “homophobic.”
The Late Show host dragged the president in his opening because of how Trump treated fellow CBS employee John Dickerson and abruptly ended their interview when pressed about those baseless wiretap claims.
“Mr. Trump, your presidency? I love your presidency. I call it ‘Disgrace the Nation,'” Colbert began. “You’re not the POTUS, you’re the BLOTUS. You’re the glutton with the button. You’re a regular Gorge Washington. You’re the presi-dunce, but you’re turning into a real pr**k-tator.
“Sir, you attract more skinheads than free Rogaine. You have more people marching against you than cancer. You talk like a sign language gorilla that got hit in the head.”
While many praised the monologue roast and argued that the comedian was just rattling off insult jokes to try make people laugh or exercising his free speech of how he feels about Trump, his last line rubbed some people the wrong way when he said, “In fact, the only thing your mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin’s c**k holster.”
That line sparked the Twitter hashtag #FireColbert and had social media users saying that’s when he went too far with the joke.
#FireColbert Anti-American. Homophobic. Bigot.
— COVFEFE of Justice (@Ugogrl111) May 2, 2017
The fact that Colbert can make homophobic statements shows his privilege & systematic oppression of minority groups.#FireColbert
— #ThePersistence (@ScottPresler) May 3, 2017
— John Panda Skjult (@skjultster) May 2, 2017
#FIRECOLBERT His remarks about our president were disgusting even for him.
— Claricia Quinn (@ClariciaQ) May 2, 2017
That's really out of line. Won't watch Colbert again. Don't like his show anyway. So politically correct until it comes 2 this? #FireColbert
— Candy (@Candlest) May 2, 2017
— It Comeys At Night (@ItComeysAtNight) May 2, 2017
— ????Josh Cornett???? (@therealcornett) May 2, 2017
So far neither CBS nor Colbert have commented on the situation.