Comedian Stephen Colbert responded Wednesday to online criticism over his joke about President Donald Trump that viewers feel as “homophobic” resulting to the hashtag #firecolbert on social media and a call to boycott “Late Show” advertisers, the Gateway Pundit reports.
During the taping of Wednesday’s broadcast based on a transcript released by CBS, the unapologetic host said, “So at the end of that monologue, I had a few choice insults for the president in return.”
Colbert was referring to his monologue on Monday’s episode where he launched various insults at Trump including, “The only thing your mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin’s c*** holster.”
“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,” Colbert quipped.
While he said he would do it again, Colbert admitted he would change a few words because he felt they “were cruder than they needed to be.”
In the latest episode, Colbert blasted FBI Director James Comey’s appearance in the Senate hearing on Hillary Clinton’s emails and poked fun at White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer for leaving his press briefing without answering reporters’ questions.