There have been accusations that the joke is homophobic, which we vehemently disagree with. The joke may be blue, but it hardly comes across as reflecting negatively on the sexual congress of the LGBTQ community. Even with that line taken out of context and transcribed here, the idea that Colbert should be sacked for this is ludicrous and sounds more like cries from people who already hate Colbert and we’re looking for a reason to launch a #FireColbert hashtag.
The new FCC Chairman Ajit Paicommented on the incident, “It’s a free country, and people are willing and able to say anything these days.” Yet, Pai and the FCC have somewhat changed their tune and will now be looking into the joke and whether it falls under “decency rules” in response to a number of complaints that the FCC has gotten about the joke.
We personally weren’t even going to write anything about this because we saw controversy being made where there wasn’t any controversy to be made.
However, Pai (who was promoted to FCC Chairman by Trump after Tom Wheeler stepped down) announcing that they will be officially looking into the monologue, after he was clearly aware of the “situation” and pretty much dismissed it, seems problematic and unnecessary.