It’s hard to believe that it’s only been a week since Samantha Bee played Ivanka Trump for “Fuckless Cunt” on Full Frontal. The comedian has twice publicly apologized for her commentary; the president has tweeted about it; Comedians like Kathy Griffin and Jon Stewart have stood up in defense of Bee. And Wednesday, during their first broadcast since the controversy, Bee apologized one last time – but this time with a catch.
“Many people were offended and annoyed that I used a nickname last week to describe the president’s daughter and adviser,” Bee said on Full Frontal on Wednesday. “It’s a word I’ve used many times in the show, hoping to recapture it, this time using it as an insult, crossing the border, regretting it and apologizing for it.”
Many women, Bee noted, are not interested in getting the word “cunt” back but would instead disappear. “I do not blame them,” said Bee. “I do not want to cause them much pain, I want this show to be challenging and I want it to be honest, but I never intended it to hurt anyone – except Ted Cruz – many men were also offended by my use of I do not care. “