The Late Show host Stephen Colbert is currently under fire for making jokes about President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday night. His jokes, which inferred that Trump and Putin engaged in oral sex, outraged many Late Show viewers.

These jokes, which were interpreted as both untrue and homophobic, sparked shock among social media. As a result, many viewers went so far as to create the hashtag #FireColbert, which flew across Twitter after Monday night’s show.

In addition to the hashtag, Trump supporters also insisted that the late show host be held accountable for his actions, and many agreed this would best be done through the termination of the popular host’s career.

The repercussions of Colbert’s actions didn’t just show up on Twitter, either – the Federal Communications Commission caught wind of the incident, and will be investigating.

According to The Hill:

The [FCC] agency received “a number” of complaints about Colbert’s commentary earlier in the week, according to the FCC’s chief.
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.

“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.

Broadcast television is governed by different rules depending on the time of day, Pai said Wednesday, prior to viewing Colbert’s comments.
The FCC flags speech it considers “indecent” before 10 p.m., he told Fox Business Network, and looks for “obscene” content after that point. Colbert’s “The Late Show” airs at 11:35 p.m. ET on CBS.
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.
Colbert on Monday unleashed a flood of insults at Trump, satirizing an interview with CBS news the president cut short the day before.
“The only thing your mouth is good at is being [Russian President] Vladimir Putin’s c—k holster,” he said of Trump.
Colbert on Wednesday defended his joke amid fierce backlash online.
“I don’t regret that,” he said. “[Trump], I believe, can take care of himself. I have jokes; he has the launch codes. So, it’s a fair fight.”

Obviously, Stephen Colbert is in some very hot water due to the situation he created on The Late Show Monday night. However, it appears that the American public won’t be able to get the results of this situation for some time, while the FCC investigates the jokes and makes a determination.

But is all the publicity and measures being taken worth it? Should Stephen Colbert lose his job because of a few crude remarks? Should his career be taken away due to the offense he has caused to the American public?

Regardless of the outcome, it is clear that Stephen Colbert is unapologetic of the statements he made on Monday night. He seems to be standing by his remarks, and remaining unfettered by the backlash that is accompanying them.