Stephen Colbert Roasted for Saying He’d Pay $15 for Gas Because He Drives a Tesla

Stephen Colbert was roasted on social media for saying he would be willing to pay more for gas because he can afford an all-electric Tesla.

The CBS “Late Show” host gave a monologue on Monday in which he urged Americans to endure higher pas prices as energy costs soar due to the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine.

“Since the invasion, oil prices have skyrocketed,” Colbert said on his show.

“Today, the average gas price in America hit an all-time record high of over $4 per gallon. Okay, that stings, but a clear conscience is worth a buck or two,” said Colbert, whose contract with CBS pays him an annual salary of $15 million per year.

“I’m willing to pay. I’m willing to pay $4 a gallon. Hell, I’ll pay $15 a gallon because I drive a Tesla.”

The comedian then cracked a joke about the US refusing to buy Russian oil and instead turning to another source.

“Take that, Putin! We’re not gonna buy our gas from a war criminal,” Colbert said. “We’re gonna buy it from the good guys, Saudi Arabia!”

Colbert, whose net worth has been estimated at $75 million, was blasted for being out of touch with ordinary Americans who must bear the cost of higher gas prices.

“‘I don’t mind paying $15 a gallon, cause I drive a Tesla’ is a joke, until you realize that it really defines the disconnect between the mentality of celebrities and the people who have to drive to work everyday in a car that costs less than $50k,” one Twitter user wrote.

Another Twitter user wrote: “The majority of his audience probably takes home per year less than what he paid for his Tesla.”

But others were sympathetic to Colbert’s joke. One Twitter user wrote: “I’ll gladly pay more for gas to Stop Putin’s Maniacal pursuit to Kill innocent people, take their Homes and Bomb them while trying to leave their country!”

West Texas Intermediate crude, the US price benchmark, was trading above $122 per barrel this week after Secretary of State Antony Blinken and other US officials said an import ban was under consideration. Prices have already increased to their highest level since 2008.

President Biden announced a ban on Russian energy imports Tuesday after a bipartisan coalition in Congress threatened to force his hand to punish Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.

“This is a step that we’re taking to inflict further pain on Putin, but there will be costs as well here in the United States,” Biden warned as US gas prices hit an all-time high of $4.17 per gallon on average.

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  1. What a meathead. Left wing turds like Colbert are welcome to pay the fortune I’m having to pay just to go back and forth to work.

    1. You idiotic tak (trump ass kissers) wouldn’t know humor if it came from bill o’really or is it o’reiley? Get off your coal burning asses and wake up to the future! (Electric cars, wind power and NOT oil)

      1. Thank you for making so much sense …or is it scents, because your attitude stinks , your humor is sophomoric, and your intellectual capability is … well, as bad as Colbert. Oh, now I get it, is that you writing this, Stephen.

  2. When did anyone think that Colbert was anything but a very unfunny, left wing a**h*le who again and again sticks his superiority in your faces. ” listen to me and agree, laugh and clap because of my brilliance “.

  3. Steven Colbert is a liberal POS who doesn’t have a clue what middle class Americans are dealing with right now ! He makes 15 million a year ! It was a sad day when he took over for Letterman !

  4. Maybe I can assist the elitist communist little puke and Shove It 220 line up his ass I’m sure the little fruitcake would like it.

  5. Wait till the fruitcake has to replace his battery and finds out it cost as much as the car, plus when the grid goes down when were attacked from other countries thanks to a fraudulent the elected president who is a war-mongering communist ass**le, maybe he can plug it in his libtard ass to charge it up , I’ll make sure when I start my car with its gasoline engine if I see his woke dope ass on the road I’ll run him over.

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