Many felt that Stephen Colbert had gone too far with his comments about the president on Monday’s Late Show. While defending fellow CBS personality Face the Nation‘s John Dickerson, Colbert fell into a profanity-laced rant that seemed to rub plenty the wrong way. After referring to Trump as “Vladimir Putin’s c*ck holster,” many took to Twitter to share their disgust and outrage with the late night host using the hashtag #FireColbert.
It’s far from the first time the host has had to address controversy and backlash because of something he’s said on the air. You might remember the #CancelColbert movement from back during his Comedy Central days. Now it seems a whole new group of people are upset with the host, but with the added political element luring many into their familiar battle poses.
Colbert addressed his comments and the controversy on his show Wednesday, but it’s sure to leave those outraged unsatisfied:
Welcome to The Late Show. I’m your host, Stephen Colbert.
Still? I am still the host?
I’m still the host!!
Now, if you saw my monologue Monday, you know that I was a little upset at Donald Trump for insulting a friend of mine. So at the end of that monologue I had a few choice insults for the president in return. I don’t regret that. He, I believe, can take care of himself. I have jokes; he has the launch codes. So, it’s a fair fight.
So while I would do it again, I would change a few words that were cruder than they needed to be. 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.
If the tyranny that people kept writing about were a reality, this would be the moment where Colbert is dragged away with a bag over his head. Luckily he’s probably just looking at some extra travel attention and some mean tweets. The president is going to need a new nemesis after SNL goes on hiatus over the summer.
(Via The Late Show)