2 Advertisers Leave Samantha Bee Show
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After calling Ivanka Trump a “feckless c—” on Wednesday, comedian Samantha Bee came under fire.
Autotrader and State Farm both announced that they will be not be showing their advertisements on Bee’s show.
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
State Farm told The Wrap in a statement that “We have asked TBS to suspend our advertising in the program and are reviewing any future placements. We constantly review programs to ensure alignment to our programming guidelines and brand values.”
Bee made the comment about Ivanka Trump during a segment discussing President Donald Trump’s immigration policies: “Let me just say, one mother to another, do something about your dad’s immigration practices, you feckless c—. He listens to you. Put on something tight and low cut and tell him to f—ing stop it.”
Bee later apologized.
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
On Friday, the president weighed in.
Why aren’t they firing no talent Samantha Bee for the horrible language used on her low ratings show? A total double standard but that’s O.K., we are Winning, and will be doing so for a long time to come!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 1, 2018
“Her remarks were vile, horrible, and inappropriate,” Christian Robey, political director of the Media Research Center, told The Daily Signal. “I think that TBS should think twice about keeping her on the show.”
Bee’s words came less than 24 hours after Roseanne Barr’s sitcom, “Roseanne,” was cancelled by ABC after Barr had a racially-charged tweet about former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett.
“There is a double standard in the way the media has covered this story. I’m uncomfortable that they portray Rosanne as a mainstream conservative when she is not,” said Robey. “Conservatives see this for what it is and it’s a veiled attack against them.”