Samantha Bee and TBS is paying the price after the crude comedian called Ivanka Trump a ‘feckless c***’ and used more profanity on her show “Full Frontal.”
The Hill reports that the online car shopping website Autotrader announced it cut ties from the show. And within only hours later another major sponsor decided to follow suit and cut ties over the disgusting comment.
As reported by The Hill:
‘State Farm insurance became the second company on Thursday to drop its sponsorship of comedian Samantha Bee’s TBS show “Full Frontal” following her vulgar slur directed at first daughter Ivanka Trump.’
State Farm us quoted as saying in a statement reported by The Wrap:
“We have asked TBS to suspend our advertising in the program and are reviewing any future placements. We constantly review programs to ensure alignment to our programming guidelines and brand values.” Continued Below
Bee apologized for her remarks, but it appears to be too little, too late as the sponsors look to be starting to topple like dominos.
This all comes after Roseanne Barr took heat over a controversial tweet directed at former Obama official Valerie Jarrett. ABC fired Roseanne and pulled her show over the tweets.
However, on the flip side, TBS has decided to keep Bee and move forward despite mounting backlash. TBS issued a statement. Continued Below
Per a report by TMZ:
TBS said Bee’s remark was “vile and inappropriate language.” They said those words should not have been aired, and added, “It was our mistake too, and we regret it.”
Will the damage control witnessed by Samantha Bee and TBS be enough to stop the bleeding of sponsors they have seen thus far? Time will tell. But we don’t expect this PR nightmare to easily just be pushed u der the rug by TBS.
What are your thoughts on Samantha Bee’s comments and handling of the situation?