During an episode of Full Frontal With Samantha Bee, the host, Samantha, apologized for calling Ivanka Trump a “feckless c*nt.” Samantha said on the show that it’s a word she’s used many times because’s she trying to reclaim it and re-appropriate its meaning.
However, she made a mistake when she used it as an insult. She explained, “I crossed the line. I regret it, and I do apologize for that.” According to Samantha, the problem is that people use that term as a means of demeaning women.
The host of Full Frontal went on to give a public service announcement on how the word “c*nt,” is a term used for the sake of humiliating women, and how many out there want it simply gone out of existence.
The television host explained that she regrets contributing to the cycle of 24-hours news cycles, as well as “distracting people from more important issues.” However, as many noted, she didn’t actually offer a sincere apology to Ivanka Trump.
She went on to say that everyone in society should focus more so on their actions rather than just words. As it was previously reported, Samantha said that Ivanka was a “c*nt” following the policies enacted by Donald Trump’s administration.
The very next day, she apologized and described her comments as “inappropriate and inexcusable.” However, some of her sponsors weren’t quite as happy with her apology.
Both Statefarm and AutoTrader pulled their advertisements from the show as a result of her language. Samantha’s comments came shortly after Roseanne Barr compared Valerie Jarett to “Planet Of The Apes” and the “Muslim Brotherhood.”
Some of her supporters pointed out that Bill Maher had also once compared Trump to an orangutan. However, as Bill noted, apes haven’t been used as a way to make fun of Caucasians historically.
Nevertheless, it’s been a busy past two weeks for television hosts, particularly female hosts. Hopefully, they’re a little more cautious in the succeeding weeks.