Kathy Griffin Asks Samantha Bee Not to Apologize After ‘Feckless C—‘ Uproar

“Full Frontal” host has come under fire for her comments about Ivanka Trump

Last Updated: May 31, 2018 @ 7:38 PM

Kathy Griffin has some advice for “Full Frontal” host Samantha Bee, who came under fire for calling first daughter Ivanka Trump a “feckless c—” on her her program Wednesday night.

Griffin, who herself suffered fallout last year after posing for a photo with what appeared to be the decapitated head of Donald Trump, took to Twitter to urge Bee to stand firm amid the outrage.

“. @iamsambee please do not apologize,” Griffin tweeted.

Griffin also shared a quote attributed to White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, calling Bee’s language “vile and vicious.”

“The collective silence by the left and its media allies is appalling,” the quote went on to read. “Her disgusting comment 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 White House Press Secretary is deciding what’s fit for broadcast or not,” Griffin wrote of the quote.

Bee made her assessment during Wednesday’s installment of her show, because of what Bee perceived to be Trump’s lack of action over the president’s divisive immigration policy.

“Ivanka Trump, who works at the White House, chose to post the second most oblivious tweet we’ve seen this week,” Bee said, referring to photo Ivanka posted with her toddler Sunday morning.

“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—!”

Among those to weigh in on Griffin’s assessment of the Samantha Bee situation was Chris Cillizza, host of CNN’s “The Point,” who responded, “This isn’t about whether Samantha Bee CAN say it. It’s about whether she SHOULD say it. And whether we as a society SHOULD condone it.”

Griffin was thoroughly unswayed by his argument.

“Shut the f— up you hack. When the White House Press Secretary, on behalf of the President, says ‘Her disgusting comments and show are not fit for broadcast..’ we’re heading into first amendment territory,” Griffin responded. “That I have to explain this to you reminds me how dumb you are.”

Despite Griffin’s plea, Bee issued an apology on Thursday, calling her language “inappropriate and inexcusable.”

“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,” Bee said. “It was inappropriate and inexcusable. I crossed a line, and I deeply regret it.”

Griffin is clearly no stranger to criticism from Trump’s White House. On Wednesday, the former “My Life on the D-List” star called out Sanders for invoking her name during a White House press briefing.

“B—, do not come for me. I did not call you,” Griffin wrote in a tweet containing a snippet of the briefing that mentioned her.

Griffin’s warning came in response to Sanders’ comments on Trump’s response to ABC canceling “Roseanne” after an offensive tweet posted by series star Roseanne Barr.

In a tweet, Trump said that he hadn’t received an apology “for the HORRIBLE statements made and said about me on ABC,” which aired “Roseanne.”

During the briefing, Sanders asked, “Where was the apology for Kathy Griffin going on a profane rant against the president on ‘The View’ after a photo showed her holding President Trump’s decapitated head? And where was the apology from Bob Iger for ESPN hiring Keith Olbermann after his numerous expletive-laced tweets attacking the President as a Nazi, and even expanding Olbermann’s role after that attack against the president’s family?” Sanders asked.

In a subsequent tweet, Griffin declared, “I’ll tell her where the f–ing apology is.”