Backlash Against Stephen Colbert’s Vulgar Rant Attacking President Trump


The problem with the term “homophobia” is that it does not accurately describe what it purports to. It suggests that those who are opposed to gay marriage or the promotion of the homosexual agenda have some sort of illness, or otherwise have an inappropriate fear of gays, often leading to discrimination and violence.

Yet people oppose all sorts of things without having some mental illness or representing any danger to anyone at all. So calling someone a “homophobe” because that person believes marriage should be between one man and one woman is nothing more than a personal attack, not a necessary description of that person's beliefs or mental condition.

The term “homophobic” is simply a pejorative term used by the left to denigrate those who oppose homosexual behavior on moral or religious grounds.

In any event, Stephen Colbert just set off a firestorm while railing against the president.

Talk show host Stephen Colbert is taking serious heat on social media for a vulgar joke he made about President Donald Trump that many fans are calling “homophobic.”

The “Late Show” star sounded off on Trump during his opening monologue Monday night, criticizing Trump for abruptly ending an interview with CBS News' “Face the Nation” host John Dickerson.

“Sir, you attract more skinheads than free Rogaine,” Colbert said during his profranity-laced rant, which was bleeped during the telecast. “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.”

Fans immediately took issue with Colbert's final joke, with some calling the comedian homophobic, and demanding CBS fire him.

Forget the whole “homophobic” routine for a moment. That last comment is neither funny nor does it add one positive thing to Mr. Colbert's show. It's crudeness for the sake of shock value, something that is a staple of Mr. Colbert. It is neither clever nor entertaining.  Mr. Colbert is apparently unaware that these attributes should be part of good comedy.

Given his ratings, it's doubtful that he'll be fired as some are demanding. And an interview below with the head of the FCC offers no evidence that the agency really cares what he said or the vulgarity of it all.

What's nice about television is that there are two very useful controls. The channel selector and the off switch. Use them judiciously.

Source: Fox News



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