Samantha Bee is publicly apologizing for the vulgar term she used to describe President Donald Trump’s daughter, Ivanka.
She used the term on her show last week, calling Ivanka a “fecking c***” and last night she apologized on her show, TBS “Full Frontal.”
“It is a word I have used on the show many times, hoping to reclaim it. This time, I used it as an insult. I crossed the line. I regret it and I do apologize for that. The problem is that many women have heard that word at the worst moments of their lives. A lot of them don’t want that word reclaimed. They want it gone, and I don’t blame them,” said Bee.
The comedian used the insult after calling the administration “evil” for separating children from parents at the U.S.- Mexican border if they were caught immigrating without documentation.
She said she was disappointed that the discussion centered around the vulgar term she used instead of the immigration policy she was attempting to call out.
Bee concluded her statement by trying to shift the debate over words toward a debate about people’s behavior.