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Companies are starting to pull their advertisements from comedian Samantha Bee’s “Full Frontal” program on TBS after Bee called Ivanka Trump a “feckless c—.”
There was fierce backlash over Bee’s remark which aired Wednesday night, and the comedian released a statement apologizing to the first daughter on Thursday. By Thursday night, advertisers began to flee, CNN reported.
Autotrader, the automotive-classifieds website, said in a statement according to CNN: “We will not run Autotrader advertising on Samantha Bee’s show moving forward.”
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