Elitist Hollywood has come out to defend Stephen Colbert after he made a comment on national television that angered most of the country. Colbert, on his Monday night show, said “The only thing your mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin’s c*ck holster.”
Other liberal favorites like George Takei, comedian Patton Oswalt, and actress Rosie O’Donnell, came out in support of Colbert after his comments. Colbert got a massive firestorm over social media with people calling for him to be fired.
Rosie O’Donnell, who has her own problems with President Trump, tweeted “cause he is slaying it nightly #giveCOLBERTaRAISEhttps://twitter.com/jaytizzle53/status/859559247192891393 …”
Celebrities then tried to turn #GiveColbertaRaise into a trending hashtag.
The supportive messages from celebrities come as both Colbert and CBS have remained silent on the controversy and social media campaign. Neither the late-night host nor the network had issued a public statement as of Wednesday evening, and representatives for CBS did not immediately return Breitbart News’ request for comment.
On Wednesday, CBS announced that the May 9 episode of The Late Show would reunite the stars of Comedy Central’s Daily Show, on which Colbert got his start. Jon Stewart, Samantha Bee, John Oliver, Rob Corddry and Ed Helms are set as guests for the episode.