Conservatives Aren’t Going To Like The FCC Ruling Regarding Colbert’s Trump-Putin Sex Joke

Conservatives who complained to the FCC about Stephen Colbert’s Trump-Putin joke earlier this month aren’t going to be happy.

The FCC announced on Tuesday that they will not take any action regarding thousands of complaints they received regarding an alleged “homophobic” anti-Trump joke made during the May 1 monologue of CBS’s “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”

NBC News reports that: “The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said on Tuesday it would not take any action over thousands of complaints about a crude joke that late-night television host Stephen Colbert told about U.S. President Donald Trump and Russia’s Vladimir Putin.”

Making the announcement, FCC spokesman Neil Grace said the agency had reviewed the complaints and “concluded that there was nothing actionable under the FCC’s rules.”

The joke was bleeped out during the airing of the show, but conservatives launched a social media effort to get Colbert fired with #FireColbert briefly trending on Twitter.

Several supporters weighed in on the campaign to include beloved Star Trek actor and activist George Takei, who tweeted: “Now the little right wing mushrooms want to #FireColbert because he made fun of the Troll King. Waaaa! It’ll go as well as #BoycottHamilton.”

MSNBC political commentator Joy Reid weighed in, tweeting: “#FireColbert is the new #BoycottRogueOne. I’m sure it will be equally successful.”

Managing Editor & Columnist at PoliticusUSA Sarah Reese Jones weighed in as well:

You can see the clip that created all the concern by conservatives, below:

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