While defending Stephen Colbert, Sean Hannity calls him a 'horrible human being'

Posted at 12:05 AM, May 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-04 09:16:01-04

Following Tuesday's monologue that forced late night TV comedian Stephen Colbert to backtrack some of his words, Colbert received "support" from an unlikely source. 

Fox News host Sean Hannity, a figure that Colbert has been highly critical of in the past, tweeted his thoughts on Colbert's monologue, which included what many considered to be a homophobic joke. The joke, aimed at President Donald Trump, caused some to tweet "#BoycottColbert."

"I will NOT support #FireColbert. I am vs ALL BOYCOTTS. He is a horrible human being, but if u don't like him change the channel," Hannity tweeted. "Boycotts, demands to fire people who make political comments you disagree with, this is what the left is doing to conservatives. #FreeSpeech"

Colbert said he didn't regret insulting Trump using a suggestive term that many found as offensive, but said he would change the wording. 

"I'm not going to repeat the phrase, but I just want to say for the record, life is short, and anyone who expresses their love for another person, in their own way, is to me, an American hero. I think we can all agree on that. I hope even the president and I can agree on that. Nothing else. But, that," Colbert said.