Hannity opposes #FireColbert movement

Hannity opposes #FireColbert movement
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Fox News host Sean HannitySean Patrick HannityGraham: Senate trial 'must expose the whistleblower' Graham says Schiff should be a witness in Trump impeachment trial Lindsey Graham vows to not watch 'un-American' Trump impeachment hearings MORE on Wednesday came out against an online movement calling for CBS to oust "Late Show" host Stephen ColbertStephen Tyrone ColbertHelen Mirren, Ian McKellen act out Trump Ukraine call in Colbert appearance Klobuchar to Colbert: We're going 'to build a blue wall' in PA, WI, MI and 'make Trump pay for it' Sherrod Brown: GOP colleagues privately acknowledge Trump is racist, misogynist MORE, urging those aligning themselves with the protest to "change the channel" instead.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump reversed course on flavored e-cigarette ban over fear of job losses: report Trump to award National Medal of Arts to actor Jon Voight Sondland notified Trump officials of investigation push ahead of Ukraine call: report MORE's supporters took to Twitter to call for CBS to fire Colbert after the comedian fired off a series of blistering jokes about the president on his show Tuesday night in a segment called "Stephen Says Everything Journalists Wish They Could."

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One of those jokes, alluding to oral sex between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, drew accusations of homophobia. 

By Wednesday morning, #FireColbert was trending on Twitter and calls to boycott "Late Show" advertisers were circulating among some social media users.

Colbert, who previously played a right-wing news personality on Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report," has built his career in political humor and has frequently taken aim at Trump and his aides on the "Late Show."