Samantha Bee, who had previously apologized in writing for calling Ivanka Trump a “feckless c**t” apologized on her show Full Frontal Wednesday night, though she wasn’t exactly contrite.
“A lot of people were offended and angry I used an epithet to describe the president’s daughter and adviser last week. 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,” Bee said on the first show since she made the offensive remark.
“The problem is, a lot of women have heard that word at the worst time in their lives, and don’t want it reclaimed, they want it gone,” Bee said.
Then Bee shifted gears.
“I don’t want to inflict more pain on them. I want this show to be challenging and I want it to be honest, and I never intended to hurt anyone except Ted Cruz.”
“Many men were offended by my use of the word. I do not care about that.”