Colbert Releases Statement: Doubles Down on Homophobic Attacks on President – Won’t Apologize
Stephen Colbert came under attack this week after vulgar, homophobic remarks he made in his Monday monologue directed at President Trump.
On Wednesday Colbert and CBS released an advance transcript to USA Today on his homophobic remarks.
Colbert does NOT apologize for his comments.
In the transcript Colbert simply says he could’ve used different wording “to describe what the president’s mouth is good for.”
His Wednesday evening monologue will open with: “Welcome to ‘The Late Show.’ I’m your host, Stephen Colbert. Still? I am still the host? I’m still the host!!,” as is reported in the transcript acquired by USA Today.
Colbert goes on to say:
“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.”
The statement that got the hashtag #FireColbert trending, thanks to Rebel Media’s Jack Posobiec, is as follows:
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.