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Samantha Bee loses sponsor over Ivanka Trump slur
Late-night host Samantha Bee lost a sponsor on her show "Full Frontal" on Thursday, one day after she used a crude slur against President Trump's daughter, Ivanka, on the air.
The online car marketplace Autotrader called Bee's comments "unacceptable" in a Twitter statement announcing its withdrawal from advertising on the TBS show.
Autotrader was the first known sponsor of the show to cut ties with Bee, though it was followed soon after by insurer State Farm.
On her Wednesday night show, Bee knocked the first daughter and White House adviser over posting a photo with her young son while the Trump administration separates immigrant families at the border.
"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.
The "Daily Show" alumna later apologized for her remarks, but not before the White House said "Full Frontal" was "not fit for broadcast."
"The language used by Samantha Bee last night is vile and vicious," White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said.
TBS also apologized for the off-color comment, but indicated that the quick-snapping host would not face punishment.
"Those words should not have been aired. It was our mistake too, and we regret it," the network said in a statement.