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Samantha Bee apologizes for using slur

03 June 2018

"I crossed a line, and I deeply regret it", she wrote on Twitter.

Full Frontal host Samantha Bee took some heat for her harsh commentary Wednesday night about first daughter Ivanka Trump.

She stated executives at TBS and company guardian Time Warner wanted to show that such express profanity about feminine members of the administration "wouldn't be condoned".

Samantha Bee has quickly apologised for calling Ivanka Trump a 'feckless c--' on her popular show Full Frontal.

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Following the outcry Bee backtracked, while the broadcaster also said it was a mistake to air the swear word in the pre-recorded show.

President Donald Trump asked why TBS has not fired Samantha Bee for the vulgar insult she made about his daughter Ivanka, and said that it was another indication of the media's "double standard".

Bee called Ms Trump a "feckless c***" as she urged the White House adviser to speak to her father about a USA policy of separating undocumented immigrant children from their families. During a press briefing on Thursday, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders called the Canadian-American comic's joke "vile and vicious".

In a segment on how the government lost track of almost 1,500 migrant children who had entered the U.S.as unaccompanied minors, Bee lashed out at Ivanka Trump for posting a picture of her and her son on Twitter. Trump critics had argued that the photo was insensitive given the administration's stance on illegal immigration and reports that authorities have been separating immigrant children from their parents in detention. The White House has denounced Bee and two major advertisers, Auto Trader and State Farm, have suspended advertising on the program.

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TBS has pulled the segment from YouTube and Facebook.

Conservative blogger Erick Erickson, for example, wondered if Bee will receive the same treatment as Barr, whose show was canceled by ABC this week after she posted a racist tweet about former President Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett. Bee also insinuated that Ivanka can influence her father's decision-making by sexualizing herself. Bee dedicated almost seven minutes of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee to the issue of migrant children before she brought up Trump. Taking to Twitter this morning, Bee called the word "inappropriate and inexcusable". Time Warner, which owns channels including TBS, CNN and HBO, is in the process of being acquired by AT&T for $85 billion US.

"Ivanka Trump, who works at the White House, chose to post the second most oblivious tweet we've seen this week", Bee said.

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Samantha Bee apologizes for using slur