Comedian-host and ally of the liberals Stephen Colbert find himself in hot waters after terrible remarks he made on the show, that not only ridiculed President Donald Trump but offended the gay community as well. Now, led by gays, many Americans are so riled up, they're calling for one thing: 'Fire Colbert!'. Will his network listen to the public clamor?
Colbert took his regular slamming of Trump to new lows and deplorably sick levels with a vulgar joke involving the country's 45th President, gay sex, and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Colbert used as a take-off for his fresh tirades against Trump the President's decision to abruptly end a "Face the Nation" interview over the weekend to fire off a 12- minute monolog on his CBS "Late Night" show. A long line of insults against Trump concluded with Democrats-loving Colbert saying of the commander in chief: "The only thing your mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin's c–k holster.
And Colbert is certainly not getting away with such tasteless, appalling joke and supposed commentary. U.S. TV viewers have called on network CBS to fire Stephen Colbert as his crass, vulgar, disgusting joke drew instant rebukes from social media users, many even saying that the joke was also homophobic.
A Twitter campaign demanding CBS to sack the controversial host has already gone viral, with the hashtag #FireColbert trending worldwide. There were also calls for advertisers to cut their relationship with the network, and also pull out ads from Colbert's now embattled show.
And this time it is not just Trump supporters and conservative commentators, including Republican consultant Karl Rove, who took to Fox News to call Colbert "SOB" who are criticizing Colbert for the tasteless joke, but the comedian-host also drew the strong ire of LGBTQ activists. And it has been raining #FireColbert all over social media.
One social media user said:" #FIRECOLBERT His remarks about our president were disgusting even for him". Another posted: "For someone like Colbert who typically presents himself as LGBTQ ally this is not a good thing. It's an expression of systemic homophobia. Tennessee (@TEN_GOP) for its part tweeted to its thousands of followers a petition for CBS to fire Colbert: "Here's a list of @CBS advertisers. Let them what we think of Colbert's obscene attack on Trump. #FireColbertmadashellboycott.com
Another Twitter user said: " Waaaaay over the line. Needs to issue a formal apology & go on several weeks of UNPAID leave. Else, #FireColbert. Another pointed to the hypocrisy of liberals: "It's truly amazing. Liberals scream about homophobia every single day but when Colbert goes on a homophobic rant… crickets. #FireColbert!!! And still, another said: " Never heard a joke about #obama the whole 8 yrs. Colbert took the vulgar insults too far. @CBS needs to apologize. Not cable. #FireColbert.