Conservatives Call for #FireColbert After His Anti-Trump Monologue

Did the late-night host go too far?

In his first 104 daysPresident Donald Trump has given comedians a steady stream of material. His every interview, tweet, and executive action is open fodder for a Saturday Night Live sketch or black-tie roast, while late-night television hosts provide a daily skewering of the president's gaffes. Still, Late Show host Stephen Colbert's most recent tirade was so dark it's kind of incredible that he made it past CBS censors—and now, Trump supporters are calling for him to be fired.

"You're the presi-dunce. But you're turning into a real prick-tator," Colbert said in a direct address to President Trump. "Sir, you attract more skinheads than free Rogaine. You have more people marching against you than cancer. You talk like a sign language gorilla who got hit in the head. In fact, the only thing your mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin's c-ck holster."

The last joke got the biggest reaction from his live studio audience, and is the main line upsetting people on Twitter, who blast the host's comment as homophobic. #FireColbert was a top trending topic on Tuesday night, as conservatives called for his termination, and liberals taunted them back, calling out the outcry over supposed homophobia a hypocritical response.

Colbert has yet to respond to the controversy, but he also hasn't tweeted himself in two days.

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Kaitlin Menza