The entire Colbert monologue was off-color, but what has him in hot water is the following sentence: “The only thing your mouth is good at is being [Russian President] Vladimir Putin’s c—k holster.”
The backlash against Colbert began the next day on social media — the hashtag #fireColbert went viral. But no actions were taken against Colbert. CBS said nothing about the comments, and none of the show’s sponsors pulled out. Even worse, Colbert himself showed no remorse. “I don’t regret that [what he said about Trump],” Colbert told his audience on Wednesday evening. “Trump, I believe, can take care of himself. I have jokes; he has the launch codes. So, it’s a fair fight.”
According to reports, the FCC received an unusually high number of complaints about Colbert’s sexually explicit comments from viewers on Monday and Tuesday. Thus, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is promising to take the appropriate action following a thorough investigation of Colbert’s remarks. According to Pai, the FCC will review the episode and deem whether Colbert’s remarks are considered “obscene.”
From THE HILL:
The FCC website states that content must meet a three-tier Supreme Court test to be labeled “obscene.”“It must appeal to an average person’s prurient interest; depict or describe sexual conduct in a ‘patently offensive’ way; and, taken as a whole, lack serious literary, artistic, political or scientific value,” it reads.
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