But Wednesday night, he opened his show by discussing the now-infamous joke.
“While I would do it again, I would change a few words that were cruder than they needed to be,” he said. But I just want to say, for the record, life is short, and anyone who expresses their love in their own way, is to me an American hero. “I hope even the president and I can agree on that. But, that.” Colbert’s monologues have largely focused on Trump, his aides and their gaffes.
(also fictional, played by the comedian Drew Tarver). “You know, when I started this company, it was about one thing: Pioneering a new way of food.” A 60-second version of the ad, created by the advertising agency 72and Sunny, will run during the NCAA championship game next week. Those ads just weren’t driving business as they once did.” The idea, Norcross said, was to help the company compete against newcomers like Shake Shack and the Habit Burger Grill. and Hardee’s ads certainly drummed up publicity for the brands, Norcross said they weren’t exactly driving business anymore — not even among long-time customers, who tend to be “young, hungry guys.” “The reality is, they became infamous for their advertising,” Norcross said.
“Take that down,” the older Hardee says, motioning to a giant portrait of Charlotte Mc Kinney holding hamburgers against her bare bosom. “It was time to evolve,” said Jason Norcross, executive creative director and partner of the Los Angeles-based agency, which has been making ads for Carl’s Jr. “Beyond that, people didn’t really know anything about them.
The picture is replaced by a close-up of a hamburger. We wanted to put the focus back on their products.” [‘It wasn’t even a question’: The simple calculation for pulling advertising off Breitbart] But, he added, it didn’t seem right to just ignore the company’s past.
“We couldn’t just go from being the provocative brand to the boring brand,” Norcross said.
(The Washington Post) Stephen Colbert finally — and unapologetically — responded to criticism of his vulgar oral-sex joke about President Trump that led to a #firecolbert hashtag and a call to boycott advertisers of his CBS show. ” Thrusting his arms in the air, he added: “I’m still the host!
The USP: Gives you the chance to tell your friends (rather than strangers) that you want to sleep with them.
Pros: There is a strange thrill in being able to 'swipe' that acquaintance you've always fancied, asking them for a date (up) or telling them you want to sleep with them (down). Cons: It pulls in every single woman who happens to be your friend on Facebook, even if they haven't joined Down yet (your cowardly come on will be waiting for them if they ever do), making it rather pointless.
“We tried to take a self-aware approach and acknowledge the reputation they’ve had over the years.” CKE Restaurants, the California-based parent company of Carl’s and Hardee’s, was until earlier this month led by Andrew Puzder, President Trump’s original nominee to lead the Labor Department.
After making an oral-sex joke about President Trump and Vladimir Putin, there are calls from Trump supporters to fire late-night host Stephen Colbert.