The venomous anger that the left has for President Donald Trump is manifesting itself in completely revolutionary ways in recent weeks, including lewd and shocking vitriol from some of Hollywood’s biggest names.
Sure, there have been a number of PSA-style videos made by B and C-list actors in which they denounce the very idea of a Trump presidency. While certainly void of tact, these videos were somewhat expected, as Hollywood’s weighty liberal slant continues to bear down on Tinsel Town. What was a bit less expected was a profanity-laden rant by one late night host usually known for his wit and not his filth.
Stephen Colbert, the television host that launched his career by playing a caricature of a republican blowhard on the liberal staple The Colbert Report before moving into late night network television, is a well-known liberal. While his politics may have excluded him from a number of invitations to sit down for dinner with conservatives, Colbert has always been considered ostensibly classy and well-spoken…at least in relation to some of the younger and less educated hosts in his various time slots. Now, however, the world isn’t so sure.
You see, Colbert spent a good portion of Monday’s monologue berating the President; not an uncommon gag for his left-leaning program. What was different on Monday, however, was that Colbert decided to forego he and his writers’ wit, and take his show straight into the gutter by insisting that Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin were frequently engaging in crude, homosexual acts. (Colbert’s wording was far more explicit and disgusting).
Now, with the #FireColbert movement making huge waves on social media, the late night host responded during his Wednesday monologue. Colbert, unapologetic and defiant, refused to make amends for his homophobic slurs.
“’Now, folks, if you saw my monologue on Monday, you know that I was a little upset with Donald Trump for insulting a friend of mine,’ he prefaced near the top of his show. ‘So at the end of that monologue, I had a few choice insults for the president in return. I don’t regret that.’
“He started Wednesday’s show by mocking those who were calling for CBS to fire him and a boycott of his advertisers. ‘Welcome to The Late Show. I’m your host, Stephen Colbert. Still? Am I still the host? I’m still the host,’ he shouted with his arms up in victory.
“The only group he wanted to apologize to were the people in the LGBT community he offended with his holster ‘joke:’
“‘I believe he can take care of himself. I have jokes. He has the launch codes. So it’s a fair fight. So while I would do it again, I would change a few words that were cruder than they needed to be. Now, 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.'”
Colbert’s decision to take his vitriol straight into the gutter could have a major impact on the way in which American leftists express themselves in regard to the President. We in America have already experienced an intense and worrisome escalation in the violent and deplorable resistance to the fairly elected President Trump, with unprecedented anger and violence emanating from all corners of liberal society. Decorum is dead, as evidenced by the New Fascism movement and their violent ways.
Now, with one of late night’s biggest names steering the country toward chaotic filth, how will we survive these next three and a half years without an unforgivable act being committed in the general direction of our Commander in Chief?