TBS: Samantha Bee took ‘right action’ apologizing for ‘vile’ Ivanka Trump remark
TBS indicated Thursday that it won’t punish Samantha Bee following a crude remark the “Full Frontal” host made about Ivanka Trump this week.
“Samantha Bee has taken the right action in apologizing for the vile and inappropriate language she used about Ivanka Trump last night,” the network said in a statement.
“Those words should not have been aired. It was our mistake too, and we regret it,” TBS added.
Asked if any action would be taken against Bee, a TBS spokeswoman told The Hill that the network had nothing additional to add beyond its statement.
In a “Full Frontal” segment Wednesday that focused on separating migrant children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, Bee slammed 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, a fierce critic of President Trump, issued an apology on Thursday to his eldest daughter as well as to viewers, calling her own words “inappropriate and inexcusable.”
“I crossed a line, and I deeply regret it,” Bee said.
Earlier on Thursday, the White House blasted Bee’s show as “not fit for broadcast.”
A statement from White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders described Bee’s language as “vile and vicious.”
The controversy came just days after ABC cancelled its top-rated sitcom, “Roseanne,” following a racist tweet the show’s star, Roseanne Barr, posted about former Obama White House adviser Valerie Jarrett.