The White House is up in arms about a TV series today, with Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders responding in an angry statement to a comment aired Wednesday night on the TBS show “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.”
“The language used by Samantha Bee last night is vile and vicious. The collective silence by the left and its media allies is appalling,” the statement says, adding: “Her disgusting comments and show are not fit for broadcast, and executives at Time Warner and TBS must demonstrate that such explicit profanity about female members of this administration will not be condoned on its network.”
The statement follows a comment by Bee that has been getting plenty of blowback after it surfaced in a segment focusing on Donald Trump’s immigration policy. Bee called White House staffer and first daughter Ivanka Trump a “feckless c–t” during the segment.
Deadline notes that Bee’s comment has been widely criticized, quoting John King of CNN saying: “Let me just say, one parent to another — parent of a daughter — no, no, no!”
King added: “Criticize the president’s daughter, criticize the policy. Some things just aren’t funny.” He also noted that both CNN and TBS are owned by Time Warner, saying: “This is a family issue, if you will.”
During the controversial segment of her show, Bee reportedly reacted to a photo of Ivanka Trump with her infant son that was tweeted over the weekend.
Bee is quoted saying: “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–t!’”
Both Bee and TBS have apologized for the remark. The New York Times quotes a statement from Bee in which she says: “I would like to sincerely apologize to Ivanka Trump and to my viewers for using an expletive on my show to describe her last night. It was inappropriate and inexcusable. I crossed a line, and I deeply regret it.”
The Times report adds: “In a statement, TBS said Ms. Bee had taken the right action by apologizing for the ‘vile and inappropriate language’ she had used. ‘Those words should not have been aired,’ the network said. ‘It was our mistake, too, and we regret it.’”