Stephen Colbert ’s controversial joke about Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin has drawn the attention of the Federal Communications Commission.
Colbert is under fire for telling a joke about “President” Donald Trump that many considered to be homophobic.
The agency received “a number” of complaints about Colbert’s commentary earlier in the week, according to the FCC’s chief.
While Colbert refused to apologize, I’m sure most of us understand that Stephen is an ally of the gay community.
However, after the GOP passed the first step in repealing Obamacare yesterday Colbert went after them again.
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai promised to “take the appropriate action” following an investigation of Colbert’s remarks.
The FCC’s response will depend on whether Colbert’s remarks are considered “obscene.”
“We are going to take the facts that we find and we are going to apply the law as it’s been set out by the Supreme Court and other courts and we’ll take the appropriate action.
Traditionally, the agency has to decide, if it does find a violation, what the appropriate remedy should be,” he said. “A fine, of some sort, is typically what we do.” Pai said.
Trump has his FCC on Colbert.