After “Full Frontal” host Samantha Bee stirred up a hornet’s nest by calling first daughter Ivanka Trump a “c–t,” TBS will be keeping a closer eye on the controversial late-night comedian, The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports.
“Following the backlash, network management will have more scrutiny over Bee’s show, a source with knowledge of the situation told The Hollywood Reporter,” THR reports. “The plan is for management to work with the show to prevent another incident that could potentially scare advertisers and draw condemnation from both sides of the political aisle. (TBS declined to comment on the record.)”
THR adds: “The network had previously given Bee essentially full creative license, with a source close to the company saying that management has supported her artistic vision of the show.”
Bee apologized after the incident and TBS sent out a strong statement criticizing her “vile and inappropriate language.”