Friday, 17 August, 2018

Jon Stewart Defends Samantha Bee’s Controversial Remarks About Ivanka Trump

Jon Stewart and Samantha Bee.   Getty Images Jon Stewart and Samantha Bee. Getty Images
Adrian Cunningham | 12 June, 2018, 03:28

As previously reported, Bee came under fire for criticizing Ivanka Trump, and saying, "Let me just say, one mother to another, do something about your dad's immigration practices, you feckless c**t", on her TBS series Full Frontal.

Some others, including former acting attorney general Sally Yates, chastised Bee, arguing that Ivanka Trump should not be a called the c-word because unlike the first daughter, a c**t is "powerful, beautiful, nurturing and honest".

Bee, who spent more than a decade working as Stewart's Daily Show correspondent, apologized last week for her on-air slur against Ivanka Trump and Full Frontal advertisers State Farm and Autotrader suspended their sponsorship of the weekly show.

Stewart said the controversy surrounding Bee represented a "game" and "strategy" from right-wing politicians at large.

Jon Stewart has a theory about the whole Samantha Bee controversy.

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Samantha Bee isn't done talking about her controversial Ivanka Trump comment. "I crossed a line, and I deeply regret it".

Why aren't they firing no talent Samantha Bee for the frightful language used on her low ratings show? "That is probably-he says that instead of 'please, ' I'm guessing".

"Stewart wasn't buying the outrage from the right, implying that Bee shouldn't have apologized, and he suggested it was all calculated and part of the "'we're the real victims' game" conservatives play.

"Please understand that a lot of what the right does, and it's maybe their greatest genius, is they've created a code of conduct that they police, that they themselves don't have to, in any way, abide", Stewart explained.

This statement rings true as last week also saw the demise of Roseanne Barr's career after her racist tweet about former President Barack Obama's advisor, Valerie Jarrett, lead to the cancellation of her revival self-titled sitcom series. "And so, create your own moral code to live by, but don't be fooled into trying to make concessions that you think will mollify them".