Washington, D.C. — Conservatives nationwide are calling foul over a verbal attack launched upon First Daughter Ivanka Trump by TBS host Samantha Bee.
The “Full Frontal” host, referencing a seemingly innocent photo posted by Ivanka Trump of she and her toddler son, unleashed on President Trump’s eldest daughter during her Wednesday night show, calling the young mom a “feckless cunt”.
The comments drew outrage and caused network switchboards at TBS to light up with angry callers.
Bee, responding to network pressure, issued a statement via Twitter in which she sheepishly apologized.
“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.”
TBS also issued statement following Bee’s apology, but did not say what, if any, action the network would take upon its star.
“Samantha Bee has taken the right action in apologizing for the vile and inappropriate language she used about Ivanka Trump last night,” the statement read. “Those words should not have been aired. It was our mistake too, and we regret it.”
The controversial comments follow those by former ABC star Roseanne Barr earlier in the week in which Barr compared former Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett to a monkey.
ABC swiftly fired Barr and fellow members of her top-rated “Roseanne” cast, announcing that the show would not be renewed for a second season.