- Comedian Samantha Bee called Ivanka Trump a “feckless c—” on her show “Full Frontal” last week, criticizing the first daughter’s silence over her father’s immigration policies.
- On Wednesday night’s show, Bee apologized for her language, and said she regretted it.
- Bee recognized the history of the word being used against women at the hardest times in their lives, and said she didn’t want to inflict more pain on them.
- Bee also said, “Maybe we should all worry a little more about the niceness of our actions.”
Last week, “Full Frontal” host Samantha Bee called Ivanka Trump a “feckless c—,” and many people were furious about the comment. Some even compared her language to Roseanne Barr’s racist tweet that caused ABC to cancel “Roseanne,” and demanded that Bee’s show be canceled, too. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders called the language “vile and vicious” and some sponsors for Bee’s show, including State Farm, pulled their ads.
On Wednesday night’s episode of “Full Frontal,” Bee apologized and said she regretted saying the word.
“I crossed the line, I regret it, and I do apologize for that,” Bee said. “The problem is that many women have heard that word at the worst moments of their lives … and don’t want it reclaimed. I don’t want to inflict more pain on them. I want this show to be challenging and I want it to be honest, but I never intended it to hurt anyone … except Ted Cruz.”
“Many men were also offended by my use of the word,” Bee added. “I do not care about that.”
Bee said she “hates” that her language distracted people from other important issues, and that she did something to contribute to the “nightmare” of 24-hour news cycles. “I should’ve known that a potty-mouthed insult would be inherently more interesting to them than juvenile immigration policy.”
“Civility is just nice words,” Bee said. “Maybe we should all worry a little more about the niceness of our actions.”