Samantha Bee to Be Honored by TV Academy One Day After Calling Ivanka Trump ‘C**T' on TBS

By Craig Bannister | May 31, 2018 | 1:13pm EDT
TBS's "Full Frontal" Host Samantha Bee. (Screenshot)

Wednesday, on her “Full Frontal” TBS show, vulgar Samantha Bee called President Donald Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, a “c**t.” On Thursday, The Television Academy will honor Bee with an award.

UPDATE: The Television Academy has disinvited media from the awards event. Media were informed of the ban late Thursday evening, Deadline reports:

“In the wake of the Samantha Bee controversy whereby she called Ivanka Trump a “feckless c**t”, the Television Academy has put the kibosh on any press attending tonight’s 11th annual Television Academy Honors ceremony, which is lauding her TBS series Full Frontal.

“While members of the press is permitted to cover the red carpet, they will not have access to the actual cocktail reception/ceremony, which is taking place at the NeueHouse Hollywood.”

The White House condemened Bee's vulgar attack on Trump's daughter - and the liberal media's indifference to it - and called on TBS to take action, Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told The Wrap:

“The language used by Samantha Bee last night is vile and vicious. The collective silence by the left and its media allies is appalling.”

“Her disgusting comments and show are not fit for broadcast, and executives at Time Warner and TBS must demonstrate that such explicit profanity about female members of this administration will not be condoned on its network.”

Bee not only used the vile sexual slur on Ms. Trump, she also suggested that she seduce her father, NewsBusters reports:

“Bee turned her twisted sights on Ivanka Trump and begged her to seduce her father to get him to change his policies. On top of that, she described the President’s daughter as a ‘feckless c**t.””

“Let me just say, one mother to another, do something about your dad's immigration practices, you feckless c**t,” Bee said, adding, “Put on something tight and low-cut and tell your father to f***ing stop it!”

On Thursday, the Television Academy, which also hosts the Emmys awards, will honor Bee at its annual awards event in Hollywood:

“Honorees will be recognized at a special presentation and reception held on Thursday evening, May 31, at NeueHouse Hollywood, hosted for the 10th consecutive year by actress, producer and activist Dana Delany."

A video clip of Bee's vulgar assualt on Ivanka Trump is below (Graphic Language Warning):

The Academy’s website praises Bee’s program for being “Funny Because It's True”:

“Funny Because It’s True…Full Frontal with Samantha Bee serves up current political and social facts with a side of satire.”

Autotrader, an automotive marketplace, quickly became one of the first corporate sponsors to announce it has discontinued sponsorship of Samantha Bee's TBS show:

On Thursday, Media Research Center President Brent Bozell issued a public statement calling on the Television Academy to "immediately disinvite Samantha Bee" from its awards event.

Bozell also blasted the liberal media’s double-standard and TBS’s trashy content in a series of tweets:

Can you imagine if @iamsambee had made the same joke about Chelsea Clinton or the Obama daughters? ZERO chance @TBSNetwork would allow her disgusting show to continue.

Samantha Bee’s vile, ON-AIR “joke” about Ivanka Trump was beyond offensive. Will @TBSNetwork give her the same treatment as @therealroseanne or does she get a free pass because her comments were directed at a Trump?

THE T IN TBS STANDS FOR TRASHY. Unfunny Samantha Bee, alleged feminist, trolls Ivanka Trump: "Do something about your dad's immigration practices, you feckless c**t."

Catholic League President Bill Donohue has issued a statement calling on the Television Academy to drop Bee from its honorees – and Americans to demand that it do so – due to her vulgar attack that actually perpetuates sexism, instead of discouraging it:

Samantha Bee has been selected by the Television Academy to receive one of seven awards tonight for "outstanding programs that have leveraged the dynamic power of television to inspire social change." The award is being presented at the Eleventh Annual Television Award Honors ceremony in Hollywood.

Bee should be removed from the list of honorees. After calling President Trump's daughter, Ivanka, the "C" word last night on her TBS show, the only social change she is inspiring is cultural degradation.

The Television Academy can send an unmistakable message to those who obscenely assault innocent women: such persons are deserving of condemnation, not commendation. If it does not act, then all the uproar over women being sexually abused by Hollywood celebrities will be seen as a public relations gimmick. Make no mistake, Bee is contributing to the very environment that allows predatory men to act with impunity.

That a prominent woman can publicly reduce another prominent woman to nothing but a c*** is the penultimate expression of sexism, however non-violent it may be.

Contact Stephanie Goodell at the Television Academy and ask her to implore the Academy to act now:


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