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Stephen Colbert won’t face FCC action over ‘homophobic’ Putin Trump gay sex ‘joke’

Joseph McCormick May 23, 2017

Stephen Colbert will face no action from the FCC after he made a ‘joke’ accused of being homophobic about Putin and Trump having sex.

The joke was one of various Colbert made during an opening monologue on Monday 1 May during which he took aim at Trump over a suddenly-ended interview he did with CBS News’ John Dickerson.

Dickerson had asked the President about the unproven claims that President Obama had wiretapped Trump’s presidential campaign.

Donald Trump, lurking behind a tree

Colbert laid into the President, saying he attracts “more skinheads than free Rogaine”, and “You have more people marching against you than cancer.”

Before saying: “In fact, the only thing your mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin’s cock holster.”

But the Federal Communications Commission released a statement saying: “Consistent with standard operating procedure, the FCC’s Enforcement Bureau has reviewed the complaints and the material that was the subject of these complaints.

“The Bureau has concluded that there was nothing actionable under the FCC’s rules.”

The Russian President earlier this year bragged about the quality of Russian prostitutes

Related: Russia bans ‘extremist’ photo of Putin wearing makeup

Since making the joke, Colbert has said he doesn’t regret making the joke.

He explained: “Now if you saw my monologue Monday, you know that I was a little upset at Donald Trump for insulting a friend of mine.

“So at the end of that monologue, I had a few choice insults for the president in return.”

Colbert added: “I don’t regret that. He, I believe, can take care of himself. I have jokes; he has the launch codes. So, it’s a fair fight.”

A video of the monologue is available below, beware it contains NSFW language:

Colbert earlier this year took aim at Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The Kremlin leader is so annoyed with the concept that earlier this year, his government added an image of him in drag to the country’s registry of prohibited “extremist” content.

Graphic of Trump and Putin riding a unicorn

The much-distributed picture has circulated widely on the internet and at LGBT rights protests, seeking to resist the country’s ‘gay propaganda’ law by lampooning Putin’s macho image.

The video, which was pretty funny, pulled no punches when it came to the Russian President’s sensitivity to the image.

Meanwhile, the White House is expected to have an anti-LGBT+ religious liberty executive order signed this week.

More: Donald Trump, putin, stephen colbert, Television, US, Vladimir Putin

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