Stephen Colbert Has Epic Response to #FireColbert Backlash
On Wednesday, Stephen Colbert expressed regret at some of the comments he made earlier in the week.
During Monday’s show, Colbert made light of President Trump’s insult of Face the Nation‘s John Dickerson. Colbert shows the clip where Trump refers to the mainstream media yet again as “fake news,” then says Dickerson himself trafficks in it.
Next, one of Stephen Colbert’s jokes against Donald Trump caused some controversy. “The only thing your mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin’s cock-holster,” he said. A number of outlets jumped on this comment as homophobic, inciting backlash and the trending hashtag of #FireColbert.
Colbert didn’t respond during his show on Tuesday night. His words on Wednesday were the first response all week.
“So while I would do it again, I would change a few words that were cruder than they needed to be,” Colbert said.
Clarifying his stance as an ally, Stephen Colbert said: “I’m not going to repeat the phrase, but I just want to say for the record, life is short, and anyone who expresses their love for another person, in their own way, is to me, an American hero.”
Here is the beginning part of Stephen Colbert’s monologue:
Welcome to “The Late Show.” I’m your host, Stephen Colbert.
Still? I am still the host?
I’m still the host!!
Now, if you saw my monologue Monday, you know that I was a little upset at Donald Trump for insulting a friend of mine. So at the end of that monologue I had a few choice insults for the president in return. I don’t regret that. He, I believe, can take care of himself. I have jokes; he has the launch codes. So, it’s a fair fight.
So while I would do it again, I would change a few words that were cruder than they needed to be. I’m not going to repeat the phrase, but I just want to say for the record, life is short, and anyone who expresses their love for another person, in their own way, is to me, an American hero. I think we can all agree on that. I hope even the president and I can agree on that. Nothing else. But, that.