‘Full Frontal With Samantha Bee’ Apologizes to Cancer Patient for Saying He Has ‘Nazi Hair’

“We only learned of his condition today & have removed him from the piece,” tweets the show

Last Updated: March 9, 2017 @ 12:20 PM

“Full Frontal With Samantha Bee” tweeted an apology after the TBS show ran a segment that inadvertently mocked the “Nazi hair” of a cancer patient.

The segment featured “Full Frontal” producer Michael Rubens as he covered the Conservative Political Action Conference. “This venerable conference has long celebrated traditional small-government conservatism,” the segment’s narrator said. “Just last year, CPAC was dominated by Ted Cruz supporters and chirpy little s–s with bowties, but Donald Trump, worried about a poor reception, canceled his appearance. This year, the bowties were gone and replaced by Nazi hair, Nazi hair, Nazi hair. F– off.”

One of the pictures displayed during the repeated use of the phrase “Nazi Hair” was of Kyle Coddington, a contributor to the conservative site OUTSET. According to the site’s editor-in-chief, Stephen Perkins, Coddington “was diagnosed with stage four brain cancer and recently completed his first round of chemotherapy and radiation.”

“On a personal note, as someone who has the pleasure of working with Kyle here at OUTSET, I urge Samantha Bee to release an apology for this sick attempt at a joke,” Perkins added. “Perhaps labeling someone because of their appearance is not the best approach.”

Coddington also responded to the segment via Twitter.

Rubens and the “Full Frontal” Twitter account have both responded.