Samantha Bee Apologizes for Calling Ivanka Trump the C-Word
Many have compared the remark to Roseanne Barr's racist tweet earlier this week.
Samantha Bee has taken to Twitter to apologize following a vulgar insult she hurled at Ivanka Trump during Wednesday night’s episode of “Full Frontal."
Bee was criticizing the first daughter and White House senior adviser for posting a loving photo with her son as her father is accused by critics of tearing immigrant families apart.
“Do something about your father's immigration policies, you feckless c***," Bee exclaimed.
By Thursday afternoon, she had issued an apology.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders called Bee's language "vile" and "vicious.”
Many on social media are calling for Bee's show to be canceled just like "Roseanne," which was axed by ABC earlier this week after a racist Twitter rant by Roseanne Barr.
“Hold Bee accountable TBS!” one angry tweet read.
Despite the backlash, it doesn't appear that TBS will take any action against Bee or her show.
"Samantha Bee has taken the right action in apologizing for the vile and inappropriate language she used about Ivanka Trump last night," the network tweeted Thursday. "Those words should not have been aired. It was our mistake too, and we regret it."
Howard Kurtz, the host of Fox News’ "Media Buzz," pointed out that the outcome may have been far different if the word was uttered by a male TV host.
"If a man had used that word against Ivanka Trump or anyone else, they would be gone," he told Inside Edition.
Bee's attack came just hours after the first daughter and her husband, Jared Kushner, had dinner with Kim Kardashian inside their Washington D.C., home.
Dinner with the Kushners followed Kardashian’s oval office meeting with President Trump where she spoke to him about clemency for a great-grandmother serving a life sentence for a first time, nonviolent drug offense.
The inmate, 63-year-old Alice Johnson, has been behind bars for 21 years in Alabama.
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