Stephen Colbert's monologue on Monday, in which he dragged the president for his treatment of Face the Nation host John Dickerson, had some on Twitter making allegations of homophobia.
In the opening that has already amassed more than 2.5 million views on YouTube and sparked the hashtag #FireColbert on Twitter, the Late Show host unapologetically took several shots at Trump because, as he explained it, "When you insult one member of the CBS family, you insult us all."
"Mr. Trump, your presidency? I love your presidency. I call it 'Disgrace the Nation,'" Colbert began. "You're not the POTUS, you're the BLOTUS. You're the glutton with the button. You're a regular Gorge Washington. You're the presi-dunce, but you're turning into a real (expletive)-tator.
"Sir, you attract more skinheads than free Rogaine," he continued. "You have more people marching against you than cancer. You talk like a sign language gorilla who got hit in the head."
Here's the joke some members of the Twitterverse had a problem with: "In fact, the only thing your mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin’s (expletive) holster."
Enter the social media wrath.
#FireColbert Anti-American. Homophobic. Bigot.— TheyLIVE (@zsazsagogrl) May 2, 2017
Vulgar homophobic attacks on anyone should never be acceptable in our society....sponsors ? We are watching #FireColbert— Denny Forrest (@Sweaternite) May 3, 2017
So when the left make homophobic comments on national TV 2 millions it's 👌🏼but say something about a woman in Private it's BAD? #FireColbert— Bkitaliano72 (@bkitaliano) May 3, 2017
But not everyone in the Twittersphere believed Colbert should be let go for his actions. Some found the reason for the trending hashtag ironic.
You shouldn't say something is homophobic (#FireColbert) when you support an admin who believes in conversion therapy/anti-LGBT law.— Drew Evanston (@drewerig) May 3, 2017
Many were supportive of Colbert's scathing monologue.
Everyone calm down, Colbert just engaged in locker room talk..You were all fine with it up till now #FireColbert— The BryPie (@TheBryPie) May 3, 2017
And didn't hold out much hope that Colbert would actually be fired.
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