Kathy Griffin to Samantha Bee: 'Do not apologize' for Ivanka Trump insult
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Kathy Griffin says Samantha Bee shouldn't apologize for using a derogatory slur against Ivanka TrumpIvana (Ivanka) Marie TrumpTrump awards Yankees legend Mariano Rivera the Medal of Freedom The Hill's Morning Report - Trump takes 2020 roadshow to New Mexico 2020 is not a family affair, for a change MORE on her TBS show on Wednesday night.

The comedian shared a message on Twitter on Thursday with her more than 2 million followers, writing:

Bee ignored Griffin’s advice, apologizing for calling Trump a “feckless c---" in a statement on Thursday afternoon.

“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,” Bee said.

Also supporting Bee in the controversy was liberal filmmaker Michael Moore, who said the Trump administration was faster to denounce the profanity than it was Roseanne Barr's racist tweet earlier in the week.

Griffin's tweet came just moments after the White House said in a statement to The Washington Post that Bee's "disgusting comments and show are not fit for broadcast."  

The statement from White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders also said, “The collective silence by the left and its media allies is appalling."


In a segment on “Full Frontal” focused on separating migrant children from their parents at the Mexico-United States border, Bee blasted Trump for a recent tweet showing the White House senior adviser embracing her young son.

“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---," Bee said.

Griffin, 57, faced her own media firestorm last year after posing for a photo shoot with a prop made to resemble President TrumpDonald John TrumpAlaska Republican Party cancels 2020 primary Ukrainian official denies Trump pressured president Trump goes after New York Times, Washington Post: 'They have gone totally CRAZY!!!!' MORE's decapitated head.

As controversy over Griffin's snapshot erupted and she was fired from an annual New Year's Eve hosting job on CNN, she apologized in a hastily arranged video message and press conference. Griffin later retracted the apology, saying she was "no longer sorry."

"The whole outrage was B.S., the whole thing got so blown out of proportion and I lost everybody," Griffin said in an interview last year.

Updated at 2:18 p.m.