Stephen Colbert finds himself on the hot seat, as the FCC has announced that it is looking into whether an on-air comment he made while ranting against President Donald Trump this week is in violation of the law.
Colbert has been heavily criticized for the homophobic nature of one line in the opening monologue he made last Monday, with the Twitter community having launched the hashtag #FireColbert in the days since. “The only thing [Trump’s] mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin’s c**k holster," was the remark that sparked the controversy. There have also been calls to boycott The Late Show sponsors.
FCC chairman Ajit Pai promised listeners that he is on the case, and informed that the repercussion would likely be a fine should the agency find any wrongdoing.