Samantha Bee started a media firestorm after she referred to First Daughter Ivanka Trump as a "feckless c—t" on her show, Full Frontal With Samantha Bee, on Wednesday evening. The backlash was quick and fierce with many deeply offended by her word choice, including representatives from the White House.
Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders addressed the incident on Thursday. "The language used by Samantha Bee last night is vile and vicious. The collective silence by the left and its media allies is appalling," she said in a statement. “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.”
While Bee's comment did directly involve a member of the First Family, it's significant to note that they called attention to the matter. Neither President Trump nor the White House condemned Roseanne Barr's racist comment, though many have attempted to draw inaccurate comparisons to the incidents. Sanders's comments also have many concerned about the government policing and censoring television.
Regardless, Bee took to Twitter to apologize for her words. "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," she wrote.
Bee is facing a lot of criticism from both sides of the political spectrum. Both Chelsea Clinton and Megyn Kelly spoke against her actions, but she also has supporters in her corner like Sally Field. Scroll down to see how everyone is reacting—both positively and negatively.