Thursday, May 4, 2017

Jim Parsons asks Stephen Colbert:
Are you feeling homophobic?

The back-and-forth referenced Stephen Colbert's controversial monday Late Show rant, which stemmed from a Sunday interview with President Trump by CBS's John Dickerson, terminated by Trump when Dickerson dared to insist the president explain his accusation that Obama had wiretapped him.
     Before dismissing Dickerson, Trump cleverly let him know that he calls his show "Deface The Nation" in what presumably was an attempt to prove to America that he can match Sara Palin's wit.

     The next day, Colbert went off on Trump:
     “Donald Trump, John Dickerson is a fair-minded journalist and one of the most competent people who will ever walk into your office, and you treat him like that?” Colbert told the president. Since Dickerson has “way too much dignity to trade insults with a president of the United States to his face,” Colbert decided to do it for him. “I sir, am no John Dickerson,” he said.
     “When you insult one member of the CBS family, you insult us all!” Colbert began. “Mr. President, I love your presidency, I call it ‘Disgrace The Nation.’ You’re not the POTUS, you’re the ‘gloat-us.’ You’re the glutton with the button. You’re a regular ‘Gorge Washington.’ You’re the ‘presi-dunce’ but you’re turning into a real ‘prick-tator.’”
     “Sir, you attract more skinheads than free Rogaine,” the host continued. “You have more people marching against you than cancer. You talk like a sign-language gorilla that got hit in the head.” And then the kicker: “In fact, the only thing your mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin’s cock holster.c
     The last zinger predictably caused the radical right, including Breitbart, to go bananas, relatively speaking, but also rubbed a lot of LGBT people the wrong way.
, who lectures in law and bioethics at Penn Law and NYU Medical Schools, writes on sexuality, and is a former California deputy solicitor general, wrote an indignant Washington Post piece, Colbert may support gay rights, but that doesn’t mean he gets to make gay jokes.
     Some gay people defended Colbert, among them George Takei, who retweeted Jay Kuo's comment,
"People who think Stephen Colbert's comment was homophobic need to say "Putin's cock-holster" out loud and try not to laugh."
     Colbert's first guest on Wednesday, after his Trump insults blew up, was with out gay actor Jim Parsons (the most highly paid actor of any sexual orientation on TV these days, we've heard) and some people wondered if Parsons would call Colbert out or back him up.
     As it turned out, he did the former, then the latter.

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