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Stephen Colbert Finally Gets to Flex His Lord of the Rings Knowledge to Save a Man From Prison

Currently, the country of Turkey is prosecuting a man for comparing their head of state, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, to Gollum, the shriveled, ring-addicted character from The Lord of the Rings. Turkey has a lèse-majesté law that makes it a crime to insult the head of state, and a judge is currently adjudicating whether Gollum is good or bad. It means it’s time for the ultimate Lord of the Rings expert Stephen Colbert to weigh in: Don’t punish this man under your outdated law! Also, that’s clearly Smeagol, not Gollum.

Stephen Colbert Flexes His LOTR Knowledge