Late-night host Stephen Colbert came under fire on Tuesday, after joking that President Donald Trump’s mouth would make a good “cock holster” for Russian leader Vladimir Putin.
Colbert made the joke during Monday night’s episode of CBS’s “Late Night With Stephen Colbert,” peppering a barrage of insults against Trump with the declaration, “The only thing your mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin’s cock holster.”
On Tuesday, plenty of people were opening wide — to voice their criticism of Colbert’s joke.
At Vox, senior reporter German Lopez noted, “In a setting in which Colbert is deliberately trying to find a way to insult Trump, it’s telling that he resorts to suggesting that Trump is engaging in sexual acts with another man. The suggestion is that the worst thing that could happen for these men is if they engaged in homosexual acts together, as if that devalues them as men or emasculates them.”
TMZ, likewise questioned the jab, offering, “The audience loved it, but … hard to ignore it’s a seriously homophobic punchline … the kind of thing that usually gets celebs in hot water.”
Social media was also alive with criticism of Colbert, with one detractor calling for the host’s ouster from the CBS show.
“RETWEET If you DEMAND that @CBS FIRE HOMOPHOBE Stephen Colbert! Allowing Colbert to stay is a slap to the face of the #LGBT Community!” the enraged Twitter user wrote.
“#FireColbert Colbert is a homophobe/bigot. Here’s all of his/CBS advertisers Contact them tell them stop funding him,” another tweeted.
— Josh Cornett (@therealcornett) May 2, 2017
— Red Pill⏳ (@RedPillDropper) May 2, 2017
CBS has not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment, but it’s a safe bet that Colbert’s day is shaping up to be a tad bit sucky.