Samantha Bee apologized on Thursday for a video we posted earlier today (which has since been pulled) in which she used the C-word to describe Ivanka Trump.
Tweeted Bee: “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.”
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
Said Bee in the clip, which criticized Ivanka for tweeting a picture of herself with her child as reports of immigrant children being separated from their families flood the news: “You know, Ivanka, 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**t He listens to you! Put on something tight and low cut and tell your father to f**king stop it. Tell him it was an Obama thing and see how it goes.”
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders denounced Bee: “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.”
Some reactions from Twitter:
Ha! The White House today, still not denouncing Roseanne’s racism, tries to confuse the issue by going after Samantha Bee’s brilliant rant against Ivanka last night. Watch it here: https://t.co/Y6yZVG6AjF SAM BEE: TRUTH-TELLER!
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) May 31, 2018
I am just checking: are these the people that are mad at Samantha Bee? pic.twitter.com/kOmNzocYrS
— Lisa Glass (@LMplusG) May 31, 2018
The language used by Samantha Bee is abhorrent. What do you think @realDonaldTrump, should we grab her by the pussy or move on her like a bitch?
— Gord Macey (@GordMacey) May 31, 2018
That was the wrong word for Samantha Bee to have used . But mostly because ( to paraphrase the French ) Ivanka has neither the warmth nor the depth.
— Minnie Driver (@driverminnie) May 31, 2018
The politically correct term for what Samantha Bee said is “wherever” as in “blood coming out of her” OR “pussy” as in “grab her by the.”
— Akilah Hughes (@AkilahObviously) May 31, 2018
Samantha Bee’s comments were so hate filled and so over the top vulgar, that she’s already been called by The White House Correspondents Dinner about being next years speaker. #SamanthaBee
— MARK SIMONE (@MarkSimoneNY) May 31, 2018
Stating the obvious here, but…
The brilliant Samantha Bee is a national treasure.
The feckless Ivanka Trump is a national embarrassment.#feckless
— Greg Olear (@gregolear) May 31, 2018
The same people who defended Roseanne and said it was outrageous for her to lose her job now want Samantha Bee to get fired.
These people don't have a moral compass, it's all performative outrage.
— jordan (@JordanUhl) May 31, 2018
Samantha Bee is a woman who called another woman out on her bullshit. There is no comparison between using a vulgar term and outright racism. To the hypocrite righties, y'all better start calling your president on his egregious comments, also caught on tape. P.S. Sam was right.
— Stephie Haynes (@CrooklynMMA) May 31, 2018