Looks like Samantha Bee finally found a spotlight she doesn’t want to be in. She’s just issued an apology for her disgusting remarks about Ivanka Trump:
In a statement from TBS, Samantha Bee apologizes to Ivanka Trump. pic.twitter.com/elcO4eW165
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) May 31, 2018
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 (@iamsambee) May 31, 2018
So, is that enough to help her weather this storm? The jury’s still out on that:
Fake apologies are so so boring.
— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) May 31, 2018
Sam Bee deeply regrets a scripted bit that she regretted the second the backlash risked her future employment. Sincerely. https://t.co/xpn8de1aij
— Actually, Quite a Dignified M’Fin Pickle (@sunnyright) May 31, 2018
I guess you get to keep your neat award for social change now. https://t.co/WZfStkhEJd
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) May 31, 2018
But the incest joke about wearing something low cut for her dad was fine. https://t.co/oOTDZHfZlk
— Nick Jacob (@nicktjacob) May 31, 2018
Say it on air. If your show was a fine place to air the offense it’s a fine place to air the apology. https://t.co/o0swQRzMUx
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) May 31, 2018
Why apologize? It wasnt a live show. It was scripted, taped, and edited. She meant it. Stand by it and take the consequences. https://t.co/czPuaTonaa
— Emily Zanotti (@emzanotti) May 31, 2018
Good! It's upsetting to hear this language from either side. I hope we can learn some lessons this week about how destructive words can be, but I fear it will get worse
— Dorit Murciano (@doritnyc) May 31, 2018
Good. Accept it and demonstrate that apologies still hold weight in society. https://t.co/nUsRQQ6jLF
— Matt’s Idea Shop (@MattsIdeaShop) May 31, 2018
Is she truly sorry, or is she just trying to mitigate the damage to her brand?
Thank you to those who reached out regarding our sponsorship of Full Frontal. The comments expressed by Samantha Bee were offensive and unacceptable and do not reflect the views of our company. As a result, we have suspended our sponsorship of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.
— Autotrader (@AutoTrader_com) May 31, 2018
The line was written, read off a prompter, the segment was filmed, produced, and later aired. During that whole process it never occurred to you that maybe you shouldn't call the president's daughter a "c*nt"? Did this revelation occur before or after advertisers started leaving? https://t.co/Yur3WNo0dL
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) May 31, 2018
We’d tell you to stay tuned, but we’re guessing you weren’t really watching her show to begin with.
Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets.