Stephen Colbert, the host of the 2017 Primetime Emmy Awards, couldn’t be more clear about his intentions prior to the Sunday broadcast of the awards show if he wrote them on billboards across America.
There will be plenty bashing of President Donald Trump.
Bottom line, Trump supporters: Consider yourselves forewarned — straight from the horse’s mouth, as reported by Variety.
Colbert claims the show won’t be a “political monologue” (wink-wink):
“We are storytellers. The story we are telling is what happened on television this year.
It’s not a political monologue, but you can’t keep politics out of it, because politics was the biggest TV story this year. […] The TV star of the year is Donald Trump.”
Colbert’s pre-show comments have not gone unnoticed by Trump supporters and other Republicans, alike.
Twitter account /pol/ News Infinity tweeted a potential plan of attack against the hashtag #Emmys:
Stephen Colbert brags that he’ll fill the Emmy’s with attacks on Trump.
When will Hollywood learn? When they do this, their ratings plummet. pic.twitter.com/aRmWLhBpXw
— /pol/ News Infinity (@polNewsInfinity) September 15, 2017
Mary C. suggested a boycott:
— MARY C.?? (@Marycur28587562) September 12, 2017
Thomas Dinges agreed, calling Colbert “the most hateful person in America”:
Stephen Colbert is the MOST HATEFUL PERSON in America, therefore, I will boycott the Emmys. Colbert is not a comedian, he is HATE. No right!
— Thomas Dinges (@tcdinges) September 16, 2017
FreemarketAnarchist appeared to agree as well, alluding to Colbert’s recent Nazi salute to Trump and former White House Chief Strategist Stephen K. Bannon:
Who cares what that Nazi thinks.?? pic.twitter.com/FqUD4fzOSK
— FreemarketAnarchist (@FreemarketAnarc) September 15, 2017
Mary Young said she couldn’t sit through watching Colbert, anyway:
I hope that we are all boycotting the Emmys this year. Not only is half of Hollywood obnoxious but I could not sit through Stephen Colbert.
— MARY YOUNG (@YRTGROUP) September 11, 2017
And G. wouldn’t watch Colbert, even if he was handing out “money to viewers”:
I wouldn’t watch Stephen Colbert if he was giving-out money to viewers! #FakeNotFunny
— G. (@GeeGJU) September 16, 2017
Finally, Gecko used a simple graphic to express his feelings about Hollywood:
— Gecko (@Geckos21) September 15, 2017
Incidentally, in the slim chance you’re unaware, Colbert is a seasoned veteran in the skillful art of Trump bashing.
There was the time he slammed both Trump and his Cabinet, suggesting the president has a “check your balls at the door” policy prior to every Cabinet meeting.
But “best” of all, of course, was Colbert’s lewd sexual reference to Russian President Vladimir Putin and the “only thing” Trump’s “mouth is good for.”
Yeah, tonight’s Emmys program might not be a “political monologue,” but it’ll most likely be damn close. And Stephen Colbert won’t be the Lone Ranger.