Just days after Roseanne Barr’s show was cancelled because of a racist tweet she posted, fellow US comedian Samantha Bee was in jeopardy of losing her show due to an off-colour comment she made — or at least that’s what some people on the internet petitioned. The outrage, however, didn’t work.
Full Frontal host Samantha Bee took some heat for her harsh commentary Wednesday night about first daughter Ivanka Trump.
During a segment regarding the United States’ current practice of separating immigrant children from their parents this week, Bee referenced Trump and used a vulgar insult.
I would like to sincerely apologize to Ivanka Trump and to my viewers for using an expletive on my show to describe her last night. It was inappropriate and inexcusable. I crossed a line, and I deeply regret it.
— Samantha Bee (@iamsambee) May 31, 2018
“You know, Ivanka,” the host said, looking into the camera, “that’s a beautiful photo of you and your child, but let me just say, one mother to another, do something about your dad’s immigration practices you feckless c***!”
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Bee has since apologised for her remark, tweeting: “I would like to sincerely apologise to Ivanka Trump and to my viewers for using an expletive on my show to describe her last night. It was inappropriate and inexcusable. I crossed a line, and I deeply regret it.”
The show’s US broadcaster TBS also released a statement, telling Yahoo Entertainment, “Samantha Bee has taken the right action in apologising for the vile and inappropriate language she used about Ivanka Trump last night. Those words should not have been aired. It was our mistake too, and we regret it.”
While many likened Bee’s C-word comment to Roseanne Barr’s racist tweet about former Obama aid Valerie Jarrett, the end result was not the same. Bee kept her show and her job, despite a slew of conservative critics demanding that Bee suffer the same fate as Barr.
The White House even demanded that TBS take harsh action against their host. In a statement, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said, “the language used by Samantha Bee last night is vile and vicious. The collective silence by the left and its media allies is appalling.
“Her disgusting comments and show are not fit for broadcast, and executives at Time Warner and TBS must demonstrate that such explicit profanity about female members of this administration will not be condoned on its network.”
If Samantha Bee was a conservative and said her despicable comment about Obama’s daughter, her life would be over, show cancelled, and career ruined.
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) May 31, 2018
IMO, this should've been @iamsambee's apology:
"Comparing swear words to racist attacks belittles racism. Still, I used an insult I shouldn't have. I'm sorry. And I look forward to those who rightly demanded an apology from me holding the president to the same high standard."
— david litt (@davidlitt) May 31, 2018
Seeing all of this fake outrage over Samantha Bee using the C-word towards Ivanka by the same people who wore, post daily, share memes, retweet posts calling Hillary Clinton that very same word is hypocritically amusing.
— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) May 31, 2018
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