It’s safe to say Stephen Colbert isn’t too concerned about his job security.
After the hashtag #FireColbert reached trending levels of popularity on social media earlier this week, “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” posted its best overnight ratings since the show’s 2015 premiere week on Thursday night.
Days before, the late-night host told an off-color joke about President Donald Trump being Vladimir Putin’s “cock holster,” which many deemed to be homophobic. The crack sparked the hashtag #FireColbert, which was quickly co-opted by conservative types, who were less concerned with the joke’s problematic implications and instead rallied to get Colbert fired for his anti-Trump views.
It turns out that the backlash only made him stronger. The show scored a scored a 2.5 rating, according to CBS, easily Continue reading "Fire Who? ‘The Late Show’ Just Scored Best Ratings Since Premiere"