Autotrader and State Farm have pulled their ads from weekly TBS late night talker ‘Full Frontal’ after host Samantha Bee” referred to Ivanka Trump in a derogatory fashion. The comedian insulted the first daughter after Trump posted a photograph of herself and her son at the end of last week, referencing it to the President’s immigration practices.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said that executives at TBS and its parent company, Time Warner “must demonstrate that such explicit profanity about female members of this administration will not be condoned.”
Bee, who issued an apology on Twitter, addressed it specifically last night when she was being honored by the Television Academy.
“You know, the thing is our show is steeped in passion,” Bee told the audience at the event, held at Neuehouse in Hollywood. “Every week I strive to show the world as I see it, unfiltered. Sometimes I should probably have a filter. I accept that. I take it seriously when I get it right and I do take responsibility when I get it wrong.”
“We spent the day wrestling with the repercussions of one bad word, when we all should have spent the day incensed that as a nation we are wrenching children from their parents and treating people legally seeking asylum as criminals,” she added. If we are OK with that then really, who are we?” I can tell you, as long as we have breath in our bodies and 21 minutes of airtime once a week, repeats on Saturdays, that we as a show will never stop shouting [about] the inhumanities of this world from the rooftops and striving to make it a better place. But in a comedy way.”
“Full Frontal” was honored for its coverage of the Time’s Up and #MeToo movements.