Stephen Colbert to be investigated by FCC after ‘offensive’ Trump joke

The head of the Federal Communications Commission said the body received various complaints after Colbert made a sexual nonsense about Trump and Putin

Stephen Colberts remarks about Donald Trump are going to be investigated by the Federal Communications Commission( FCC ), according to its chairman.

On Thursday Ajit Pai said the body had received various complaints after Colbert added The only situation[ Trumps] speak is good for is being Vladimir Putins cock holster, on his Monday night show.

In an interrogation with radio multitude Rich Zeoli, Pai added: I have had a chance to see the time now and so, as we get complaints, and weve gone a number of them, we are to be able to make the facts that we find and we are going to apply the law as its been set out by the supreme court of the united states and other courts and well make the appropriate action.

After the show aired on Monday evening, the hashtag #FireColbert embarked tending worldwide, with some calling the legions laughter homophobic.

We have received a number of complaints, Pai computed. Well follow the standard operating procedures, as we ever do, and make sure we evaluate what the facts are and pertain the law fairly and fully.

CBS could face a fine if the FCC sees the nonsense to be indecent, which is defines as anything that requests to an average persons indecent interest; depict or describe sexual handle in a patently offensive route; and, made as a whole, scarcity serious literary, imaginative, political or scientific value.

On Wednesday, Colbert said he would change a few statements “thats been” cruder than they needed to be but confirmed that he would still do it again if he had the chance.

Im not going to repeat the motto, he computed. But I precisely want to say for the record, life is short, and anyone who conveys their love for another person, in their own route, is to me, an American hero. I think we can all agree on that. I hope even the president and I can agree on that. Nothing else. But, that.

The controversy follows a seven-day period in which the role of late-night comics and their politicization has been in the spotlight. Samantha Bee recently hosted her Not the White House Correspondents Dinner and has been a constant analyst of the new chairwoman, while Jimmy Kimmel immediately addressed the presidents make further efforts to cancel the Affordable Care Act after reciting the care his newborn lad received.

Read more: https :// www.theguardian.com/ tv-and-radio/ 2017/ may/ 05/ stephen-colbert-offensive-trump-joke-fcc-investigation

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