Liberal hero Stephen Colbert finally said something so shocking, even his own following is turning on him. It turns out saying homophobic slurs against the president offend Americans across the board. What’s worse is Colbert has come and and said that he refuses to apologize, and has no regrets for saying what he said.
The lewd comment Colbert made involved referring to President Trump’s mouth as “Vladimir Putin’s c*ck holster” during Monday night’s broadcast.
This immediately prompted social media outrage, with people tweeting with the hashtag, #FireColbert.
A very cocky Colbert however, opened his show recently saying, “Still? I’m still the host? I’m still the host!”
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“Now, if you saw my monologue Monday, you know that I was a little upset at Donald Trump for insulting a friend of mine,” he added, referring to CBS’ John Dickerson. “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.”
Colbert continued by acknowledging his choice of phrase had been offensive to the LGBT community, but declined to offer an apology for using the term.
“So while I would do it again, I would change a few words that were cruder than they needed to be,” the host said. “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.”
Colbert lit into Trump during Monday’s monologue, calling him a “presi-dunce” and a “prick-tator.”
“Sir, you attract more skinheads than free Rogaine,” he said then. “You have more people marching against you than cancer. You talk like a sign-language gorilla that got hit in the head.”
Wednesday’s comments were the first from Colbert since the #FireColbert campaign began in earnest on Tuesday. Outraged viewers set up a @FireColbert Twitter account and a website, and vowed to target the late-night host’s advertisers.
CBS did not respond to a request for comment.