Bee apol­o­gizes for re­mark about Ivanka

The Mercury News Weekend - - NEWS - By Chuck Bar­ney cbar­ney@ ba­yare­anews­ Con­tact Chuck Bar­ney at 925-952-2685.

Avul­gar com­ment­made by Sa­man­tha Bee about Ivanka Trump on her latenight TV show has out­raged crit­ics com­par­ing her to Roseanne Barr and won­der­ing why her show hasn’t been can­celed. The TBShost apol­o­gized­for the re­mark later Thurs­day.

Dur­ing the lat­est in­stall­ment of “Full Frontal” on TBS, Bee ex­pressed her out­rage that U.S. im­mi­gra­tion au­thor­i­ties are sep­a­rat­ing un­doc­u­mented chil­dren and their par­ents at the bor­der and that the Trump administration has lost track of hun­dreds of these chil­dren and had them placed in foster care.

Mean­while, Bee pointed out, Pres­i­dent Trump’s daugh­ter, Ivanka, posted an “obliv­i­ous tweet” last Sun­day that in­cluded a photo of her­self with her son.

That post prompted Bee to say, “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-word).”

Bee’s use of the C-word drew im­me­di­ate crit­i­cism, es­pe­cially among those­who claim there ex­ists a double stan­dard when it comes to what lib­er­als and con­ser­va­tives can get away with.

Con­ser­va­tive blog­ger Erick Erick­son won­dered if Bee will re­ceive the same treat­ment as Barr, whose show was can­celed by ABC this week af­ter she posted a racist tweet about for­mer Pres­i­dent Obama ad­viser Va­lerie Jar­rett. Erick­son went on to urge his fol­low­ers to “Pay at­ten­tion to how the me­dia han­dles the Sa­man­tha Bee story af­ter the Roseanne Barr story,” be­fore adding: “All the pro­gres­sives in my time­line tellingme theRoseanne sit­u­a­tion and Sa­man­tha Bee sit­u­a­tion are not com­pa­ra­ble will, I’m sure, be fine when Trump sup­port­ers start call­ing Clin­ton, Warren, Pelosi, etc. the same as what Sa­man­tha Bee called Ivanka Trump.”

In a state­ment to Huf­fPost, she said: “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.”


Sa­man­tha Bee is­sued a state­ment Thurs­day that says her lan­guage was “in­ap­pro­pri­ate and in­ex­cus­able.”

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