Stephen Colbert, formerly of Comedy Central’s Colbert Report and now host of The Late Show on CBS, has made quite the stir recently after cracking wise at the expense of the Donald. Trump fans were not impressed, of course, and decided to flood the FCC with enough complaints to begin a formal investigation.
Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, said he received numerous complaints in reference to Colbert’s hilarious monolog on The Late Show that involved a reference to Mr. Trump’s mouth and Vladimir Putin.
— 💞 Kim 👠 (@Kimberly48161) May 6, 2017
“We have received a number of complaints,” Mr. Pai said. “We’ll follow the standard operating procedures, as we always do, and make sure we evaluate what the facts are and apply the law fairly and fully.”
Conservatives took so much offense to the joke that they got the hashtag #FireColbert trending on Twitter. Many claimed it was a “homophobic” slur. You can read all about this and see the epic satire in the link below.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) May 6, 2017
Conservatives are constantly making attempts at painting liberals as intolerant. They don’t like being the only ones in that boat and they want company. Like conservative second-rate celebrity Tim Allen who had the audacity to proclaim, “This is like ’30s Germany,” in reference to protesting liberals. Well no, Tim, it isn’t. Liberals protest racism, they protest for equality, they protest for LGBTQ rights and for stopping the deportation of innocent families.
The truly ironic aspect of this is conservatives crying to a regulatory agency because their delicate feelings got hurt. The same crowd that complains about the regulations that keep toxins out of drinking water and our air breathable decided to utilize a regulation that is there to keep public television decent enough for kids to be in the same room while you watch your shows.
Unfortunately, it seems these snowflakes aren’t capable of reading.
According to the FCC’s website:
“…The Commission’s rules prohibit the broadcast of indecent material during the period of 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. FCC decisions also prohibit the broadcast of profane material between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m.”
So they don’t really do anything to regulate late night television aside from keeping porn and overt uncensored cursing off the airwaves. Sad.
Conservatives are also saying they will boycott Colbert’s advertisers. Just remember, their boycotts work really well, as Starbucks and Disney can attest to. (That is sarcastic, of course, both companies are doing just fine despite conservative ire and Colbert will, too.)
— Deplorable AF (@G6throughF5) May 5, 2017
Good luck with that boycott there, champ. Stephen Colbert has hit his highest ratings since 2015. Looks like it’s really working.
Political satire is important and profane or not, protected by our free speech laws.
Go to your safe spaces. You made allusions of hanging Obama, comparisons to him as a monkey, said his wife was transgender, and that he was a Muslim traitor for 8 solid years. Now a joke is making you cry? As conservatives were so apt to proclaim after the election, “suck it up, buttercup.”
Featured image of Stephen Colbert via Flickr