Stephen Colbert Skewers American Idol’s Bo Bice on Late Show (VIDEO)


Stephen Colbert took his best shot at Bo Bice Thursday night on the Late Show, and it was hilarious.

The American Idol season 4 runner-up made headlines this week when he complained about having to endure “reverse racism” at a Popeye’s fast food restaurant located in the Atlanta airport.

The singer sounded off on Facebook, then attacked the site when they deleted his post at Popeye’s request. He broke down in tears during a FOX 5 interview claiming the situation had “forced” him to air his grievances in public.

Colbert did a masterful job of skewering Bo’s petty white man resentment.

Responding to Bo’s claim that if the roles had been reversed, the public would boycott his album sales, Colbert snarked, “I don’t even want to imagine a world where people don’t buy Bo Bice albums.”

After airing a clip of Bo crying over being “forced” to complain on television and Facebook, and telling America they should be ashamed of themselves, Colbert joked, “How dare all of you force Bo Bice to look like a petty little brat by tweeting and Facebooking and going on TV to cry! I mean what other choice did he have? Not be on TV?”

Stephen went on to joke about his own whiteness: “As officially the whitest person I know, on behalf of all white boys, Popeye’s, you can call em whatever you want…White Boy, you can call me Niño Blanco, Commander Mayonnaise…just when my order’s ready get it…into the chew hole.”

Good stuff. The bit was part of a longer, equally hilarious monologue where Colbert mocks Trump and new Utah pornography law.

UPDATE: This AV Club piece is well researched. Just to give you an idea of where Bo is actually coming from (and why I stopped following) here are some of his sample tweets:

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