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Following Samantha Bee’s vulgar insult hurled at Ivanka Trump this week, the Centennial Institute announced it would be denying Bee press credentials at its upcoming Western Conservative Summit and issued a scorching statement explaining the decision.
The organization noted that Bee’s TBS show, “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee,” had requested press passes for the event but that it denied the request after Bee “referred to Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter and adviser, by a vulgar term not permitted on television.”
Jeff Hunt, the director of the institute and chairman of the summit, further addressed the decision in a statement by elaborating on the comedian’s presence at past events:
“In 2016, Samantha Bee’s production team came to the Western Conservative Summit. They did not provide fair coverage. Instead, they bullied and harassed our attendees. Conservatives are tired of being mistreated by the liberal media. Shows like ‘Full Frontal with Samantha Bee’ are not intent on reporting but bullying and shaming conservatives. Her request for media credentials to the Western Conservative Summit have been denied.”
— jeffhunt (@jeffhunt) June 2, 2018
Bee came under fire this week when she referred to Ivanka Trump as a “feckless c**t” for posting a photo of herself and her son on social media while immigrant families are being separated at the border under the Trump administration’s policy.
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) May 27, 2018
The comedian later apologized for her insult:
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. It was inappropriate and inexcusable. I crossed a line, and I deeply regret it.
— Samantha Bee (@iamsambee) May 31, 2018
TBS also issued a statement apologizing for the offensive remark but gave no indication that Bee’s show would be taken off the air.
“Samantha Bee has taken the right action in apologizing for the vile and inappropriate language she used about Ivanka Trump last night,” the network said. “Those words should not have been aired. It was our mistake too, and we regret it.”