VIDEO: Stephen Colbert Stirs Controversy By Flashing Nazi Salute During Bannon Bashing
LATE SHOW's Stephen Colbert caused a bit of a controversy last week when he flashed a Nazi salute during his opening monologue. The late night host was criticizing Trump and his former chief strategist Steve Bannon, joking "I'd say his [Bannon's] support is about up there. Or right around here," he said raising his arm in a Nazi salute. "Or over here," he added, "Or somewhere up there." Watch the video below!
Back in May, Colbert also caused a stir when he used homophobic slurs while describing the budding relationship between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Despite complaints, the FCC declined to penalize the show.
Stephen Colbert brings his signature satire and comedy to THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT, where he talks with an eclectic mix of guests about what is new and relevant in the worlds of politics, entertainment, business, music, technology and more. Featuring bandleader Jon Batiste and his band Stay Human, the show is broadcast from the historic and newly renovated Ed Sullivan Theater. Stephen Colbert took over as host, executive producer and writer of THE LATE SHOW on September 8, 2015.
A multi-talented and respected host, writer, producer, satirist and comedian, Colbert is well-known for his previous late night show, "The Colbert Report," which concluded on Friday, Dec. 18, 2014. The program received wide-spread critical acclaim and earned two Peabody Awards and 29 Emmy Award nominations, including two Emmy wins for Outstanding Variety Series (2013, 2014) and four Emmy wins for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program (2008, 2010, 2013, 2014). Prior to that, Colbert spent eight years as a correspondent on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" as an on-air personality and writer of news satire for the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning series.