Samantha Bee made controversial comments regarding Ivanka Trump and some sponsors have begun pulling their endorsements of the controversial television host. On Full Frontal With Samantha Bee on Wednesday, Samantha called Ivanka a “feckless c*nt” and the criticism was swift.
However, it wasn’t nearly as bad as the criticism against Roseanne Barr, as the ABC star lost her show entirely. As the world knows, Roseanne referred to a former aide in the Obama administration as a mixture of “Planet Of The Apes” and the “Muslim Brotherhood.”
Nevertheless, Samantha and her overseeing network are experiencing a PR crisis of their own. TBS released a statement the next day and said it was their mistake to air Bee’s segment where she made the comment.
Two organizations removed their advertisements, including State Farm Insurance and Autotrader. According to a report from CNNMoney, StateFarm released a statement which said it was their policy to constantly review advertisements to make sure the company adheres to their guidelines.
As for Autotrader, they released their statement on Twitter which stated they had decided to “suspend” their sponsorship of Full Frontal With Samantha Bee.
A spokesperson said the following day they had decided to “not run Autotrader advertising on Samantha Bee’s show, moving forward.” And during her speech the next day, Samantha Bee said our priorities as a nation are messed up.
According to the host, our attention as a nation should be toward the children who are allegedly being taken away from their parents at the border. The host blames Trump for the policies of ICE.
And on Friday, Trump asked why they aren’t firing Samantha Bee for her language? According to the president, the double standard was not ok, but either way, he and the rest of his administration are “winning.” Many of Trump’s supporters claim that the hypocrisy of Bee is a double standard and an example of media bias.