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Stephen Colbert Responds to #FireColbert With Sincere Reverse-Trolling

"While I would do it again, I would change a few words that were cruder than they needed to be"

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Liam Mathews

On Monday, Late Show host Stephen Colbert made a crude sexual joke about President Trump and Russian president Vladimir Putin in response to Trump's rude treatment of Colbert's friend, CBS reporter John Dickerson.

"The only thing your mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin's c--k holster," were his exact words.

Both Trump supporters and those who believe Colbert's comment was homophobic reacted by calling for Colbert to be fired. Although, there were some angry viewers who were just upset over the indecency of the remark.

Colbert finally responded to the controversy during his monologue on Wednesday's show. He gently trolled his trolls before switching to a statement of support for gay people.

Here's his full statement:

Is Stephen Colbert a homophobe? No. Was it a good joke? No. Should he be fired for it? No. Will he be fired for it? Of course not. Is it time to move on from this controversy? Very much yes.

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