We’re just recovering from the ‘Roseanne’ furore but there’s already another scandal shaking up the worlds of American entertainment and politics.
Comedian Samantha Bee, who hosts late-night talk show Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, has come under fire for calling Ivanka Trump a ‘feckless c***’. And it’s caused such an uproar that the White House has waded in, saying the remarks were “vile and vicious.”
Here’s what started the whole episode – and what people are saying about it…
Late last week, the First Daughter and official White House adviser Ivanka posted what seemed to be a rather innocuous pic of herself cuddling with her child.
But the picture has in fact angered loads of people across America who feel it’s pretty insensitive considering the current news about migrants being separated from their kids at the US-Mexico border under Trump’s harsh immigration policies.
The hashtag #Wherearethechildren has been used hundreds of thousands of times on Twitter to highlight the issue.
On her show, Bee called Ivanka out this inappropriate timing, saying: “You know Ivanka that’s a beautiful photo of you and your child but let me just say, one mother to another, do something about your dad’s immigration practices you feckless cunt!”
The reaction from the White House was swift and furious. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders called Bee’s language “vile and vicious”.
“Her disgusting comments and show are not fit for broadcast,” she added.
Like Roseanne, there were even calls for her show to be cancelled.
And Bee herself eventually concluded she’d gone too far and issued an apology.
“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,” she said on Twitter.
But, unlike Roseanne, there was considerable support for Bee from many who feel she was right to use such harsh language when attacking her politically.
Here’s what people are saying…
And some people thought the White House’s reaction was nothing more than hypocritical fake outrage – especially because Trump has been pictured in the White House with conservative singer Ted Nugent who called Hillary Clinton a ‘toxic cunt’.
So, you know, we’ll let you make up your own minds on this…