Stephen Colbert is in hot water after comments he made about President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
During the May 1st episode of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, the talk show host embarked on a 12-minute long monologue about Trump’s first 100 days in office, Business Insider reported.
Towards the end of his spiel, Colbert appeared to become more frustrated. He blasted the president for insulting journalist John Dickerson during a recent interview. Trump told Dickerson that he loved his show “Face the Nation,” but added that he likes to call it “Deface the Nation.”
The jab did not sit well with Colbert.
“John Dickerson is a fair-minded journalist, and one of the most competent people who will ever walk into your office, and you treat him like that,” said Colbert, who proceeded to go on an unhinged verbal beatdown on the president.
“Mr. Trump, your presidency? I love you presidency,” Colbert said. “I call it ‘Disgrace the Nation.'”
“Mr. President, you’re not the POTUS, you’re the ‘gloat-us.’ You’re the glutton with the button,” Colbert continued. “You’re a regular ‘Gorge Washington.’ You’re the ‘presi-dunce,’ but you’re turning into a real ‘pr*ck-tator.”
“Sir, you attract more skinheads than free Rogaine,” Colbert added. “You have more people marching against you than cancer. You talk like a sign-language gorilla that got hit in the head. In fact, the only thing your mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin’s c**k holster.”
The last line sparked major debate throughout social media, with some Twitter users claiming Colbert’s comments were “homophobic.” Some users even called for CBS to fire Colbert.
Still, many people felt the comment was not an insult to the gay community, and showed their support for Colbert.
“I’m shocked and saddened that CBS would allow such disrespect to the President and…JUST KIDDING- THAT WAS EPIC-NESS OF EPIC PROPORTIONS!” wrote one user.
“I would have completely lost my sanity months ago if not for your show,” tweeted another. “Thank you Stephen!”
“I’m retired, but if still a journalist, I’d have to choose between suicide and alcoholism,” quipped another user. “For those covering Trump: http://aa.org/.”
Colbert has been neck-and-neck with Jimmy Fallon in ratings for late night television talk shows. While Colbert is currently leading, Fallon is still in control of the key 18-49 age demographic, according to the Daily Mail.
Colbert has a strong week ahead of him with scheduled guest appearances by Amy Schumer, Jim Parsons, Charles Barkley and Richard Gere. Fallon will be hosting other big names such as Chris Rock, Chris Pine, Paul Giamatti and Gisele Bundchen.
Sources: Business Insider, The Late Show/Twitter, Msbmoran/Twitter, Rob Holt/Twitter, DougZ/Twitter, Daily Mail / Photo Credit: BagoGames/Flickr, Twitter via Daily Mail