Well that was quick. Samantha Bee just tweeted an apology on Twitter over calling Ivanka Trump a ‘feckless c***’ last night on her show:
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
Wow. Did Glenn Beck get to her? Or did TBS?
This came right after the White House’s Sarah Sanders issued this scathing response to Bee’s vicious language:
“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.”
CNN’s John King also called Bee’s comments ‘reprehensible’ and called on CNN and TBS to speak out against this:
I’ve also heard rumors that some of her sponsors started pulling out, but I’ve seen no evidence of that yet.
Dana Loesch responded to her apology this way:
Say it on air. If your show was a fine place to air the offense it’s a fine place to air the apology. https://t.co/o0swQRzMUx
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) May 31, 2018
I think she’s exactly right. While I do think most people will find out about this, it’s only fair that she apologize on air for the attack.
UPDATE: Apparently Bee did lose a sponsor:
Thank you to those who reached out regarding our sponsorship of Full Frontal. The comments expressed by Samantha Bee were offensive and unacceptable and do not reflect the views of our company. As a result, we have suspended our sponsorship of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.
— Autotrader (@AutoTrader_com) May 31, 2018
UPDATE: Now TBS has released a statement:
TBS statement: “Samantha Bee has taken the right action in apologizing 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.”— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) May 31, 2018
As an aside, for people comparing this to the Roseanne debacle, Sean Davis makes a good point: