After Stephen Colbert Makes Homophobic Joke About President Trump
Colbert, host of The ‘Late Show’ came under fire for making a joke about President Donald Trump that even many liberals say is going too far.
During his opening monologue, Colbert went off on Trump over the President’s treatment of CBS News’ John Dickerson, who saw an interview with Trump abruptly ended when he asked about the President’s unproven claims that then-President Obama had wiretapped Trump.
The final remark has drawn the internet’s ire, with viewers taking to social media to declare Colbert is homophobic. The hashtag #FireColbert began spreading around Twitter, along with calls for people to boycott sponsors of the late-night show.
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He's the most vile commentators on TV today. He's helped poison political discourse by using humor to divide rather than unite. #FireColbert
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CBS did not immediately respond to Variety’s request for comment.