Last week Stephen Colbert presented a monologue on his show insulting Donald Trump. That may not sound like news, but this particular monologue caused a huge scandal due to its graphic content. Jim Parsons soon after appeared on Colbert’s show and gave his take on the whole ordeal.
Stephen Colbert’s Monologue
Stephen Colbert performed a monologue earlier this week that included a slew of insults towards President Trump, after the POTUS insulted Colbert’s friend, John Dickerson.
Colbert said, “John Dickerson has way too much dignity to trade insults with the President of the United States to his face…But I sir, am no John Dickerson.” Colbert then went on to make a slew of jokes, some being incredibly distasteful and graphic.
Outcry came immediately as the hashtag #firecolbert began to trend. Things escalated so far that the Federal Communications Commission stated it will take “appropriate action” after investigating the numerous complaints it received. Some viewers even thought the insults were homophobic, after Colbert referred to POTUS and Putin in a compromising situation. His mouth was blurred during part of the speech.
Colbert responded by saying, “So 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.”
Jim Parsons Responds
Jim Parsons was schedule to appear on Colbert’s show later in the week. He immediately addressed Colbert by saying, “So you weren’t fired?” Colbert admitted to Parsons that he “had to cut his phone chords,” and Jim responded coyly “Are you feeling homophobic?”
Colbert responded saying, “No, actually I’m feeling homophillic.” Jim continued, “I thought that was a very strange tag to put on the whole monologue…I thought, ‘that’s not homophobic!’ You taught me new terms…As a gay man I didn’t know certain things that you taught.”
Looks like Jim wasn’t offended by Colbert’s word choices at all.
How did you feel about the Stephen Colbert Monologue addressing President Trump?