Stephen Colbert May Be In Hot Water With The FCC After His X-Rated Rant

Stephen Colbert’s blue language on air earlier this week may have him in a bit of hot water.

An angry Colbert’s went on a rant (which I’m sure he thought was funny), ending with what could be considered a homophobic slur.


Immediately, social media lit up with people demanding Colbert’s firing.

And apparently, they were lighting up the phone lines with the Federal Communications Commission, as well.

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai promised to “take the appropriate action” following a comprehensive 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,” he told Talk Radio 1210 WPHT Thursday.

So what do they look for, while trying to determine if content is obscene or inappropriate?

If it’s before 10pm, they flag content that may be inappropriate.

Colbert’s program comes on at 11:35 p.m. It would have to be considered obscene for the FCC to take any action.


The agency’s website states that content must meet a three-tier Supreme Court test to be labeled “obscene.”

“It must appeal to an average person’s prurient interest; depict or describe sexual conduct in a ‘patently offensive’ way; and, taken as a whole, lack serious literary, artistic, political or scientific value,” it reads.

Ok. Fair enough.

So what did Colbert say?

“The only thing your mouth is good at is being [Russian President] Vladimir Putin’s c—k holster,” he said of Trump.

Colbert has plenty of money. I’m sure he can pay the fine.


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