Samantha Bee is facing heavy criticism for calling Ivanka Trump a “feckless c–t” on “Full Frontal” Wednesday night.
“Let me just say, one mother to another, do something about your dad’s immigration practices you feckless c–t!” Bee said in response to Ivanka not challenging her father’s immigration policies.
“He listens to you. Put on something tight and low cut and tell your father to f–king stop it. Tell him it was an Obama thing and see how it goes,” she added.
The segment was critical of a tweet where Ivanka was photographed holding her 2-year-old son, with Bee calling it “oblivious” given the forced separation of parents and children that the Trump administration was enforcing against undocumented immigrants at the U.S. border.
“Ivanka Trump, who works at the White House, chose to post the second-most oblivious tweet we’ve seen this week,” Bee said.
Coming just days after “Roseanne” was pulled by ABC over a racially-charged tweet, many — particularly those on the right — expressed outrage over what they considered a double standard. The oft-repeated charge on Fox News and elsewhere asserts that left-leaning and liberal media figures like Bee (or Bill Maher ) are held to a lower standard than conservative counterparts.
Both TBS and the White House did not immediately respond to request for comment from TheWrap.
Bee’s comments elicited reactions on Twitter, who sharply criticized her comments.
This is disgusting. How is this acceptable? And how are we expected to take any of these publications seriously if they gleefully repost something like this at the same time they (rightfully) condemn @therealroseanne? You know the saying Love is Love? Well Hate is Hate. https://t.co/YTjmZQ4zMV
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) May 31, 2018
How is this even remotely funny? Isn’t comedy supposed to make you laugh? https://t.co/oXtG91Ye0P
— Jedediah Bila (@JedediahBila) May 31, 2018
Bullying and name calling is never right. And “well, they do it” doesn’t justify it. https://t.co/kxx2zVtweC
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) May 31, 2018
Can someone explain Samantha Bee’s comedy appeal? https://t.co/8YBg5tPXYJ
— Josh Kraushaar (@HotlineJosh) May 31, 2018
Question: “Dave, what do you mean the Left killed comedy?”
— Dave Rubin (@RubinReport) May 31, 2018
— Chris Barron (@ChrisRBarron) May 31, 2018
If a conservative said this about Malia Obama, they'd be dragged into the street and stoned to death https://t.co/e4b2ta8Ua8
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) May 31, 2018
The double standard is awe inspiring.
I don’t even disagree with her. I’m just saying… the double standard is remarkable. https://t.co/bezy3N5ow6
— Mac Lethal (@MacLethal) May 31, 2018
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) May 31, 2018
This is an utter disgrace, from an untalented, nasty and desperate clown.
Maybe for her next act, she will make fun of a cancer patient’s “nazi” haircut. Oh wait. https://t.co/NUUDSqedBF
— Buck Sexton (@BuckSexton) May 31, 2018
What's being said is so much less important than who says it. Sam Bee is protected.
— David Rutz (@DavidRutz) May 31, 2018