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Samantha Bee Speaks Out on Her Show After Ivanka Trump Controversy

Samantha Bee is speaking out after making a comment about Ivanka Trump that drew controversy and backlash, even prompting President Donald Trump to question why she hadn’t been fired.

The 48-year-old comedian and writer addressed the controversy on her TBS show Full Frontal With Samantha Bee on Wednesday night (June 6).

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“I crossed the line. I regret it and I do apologize for it. The problem is, a lot of women have heard that word at the worst time in their lives, and don’t want it reclaimed. I don’t want to inflict more pain on them. I want this show to be challenging and to be honest,” she said on the show.

“I never intended it to hurt anyone except Ted Cruz,” she joked.

She also said she “didn’t care” that some men were offended and that she “hated that it distracted from more important issues.”

Sally Field's Tweet About Samantha Bee/Ivanka Trump Controversy Is Going Viral

Actress Sally Field‘s tweet about the Samantha Bee and Ivanka Trump controversy is getting lots of attention online.

If you missed it, Samantha called Ivanka a “feckless c*nt” on Full Frontal with Samantha Bee earlier this week. The statement caused a ton of controversy, and Samantha later apologized.

Sally weighed in on her Twitter, and the tweet has over 47,000 retweets at this time.

“I like Samantha Bee a lot, but she is flat wrong to call Ivanka a c*nt. C*nts are powerful, beautiful, nurturing and honest,” Sally posted on her Twitter account.

Kathy Griffin Calls Out Donald Trump for His Samantha Bee Tweet

Just one day after Kathy Griffin detailed how she believed Donald Trump used his power as President to send “order[s] to his millions of followers” with his tweets, she’s now sticking up for Samantha Bee.

Hours ago, Trump sent out a tweet about Samantha after the controversy over her remark about Ivanka Trump.

“Why aren’t they firing no talent Samantha Bee for the horrible language used on her low ratings show? A total double standard but that’s O.K., we are Winning, and will be doing so for a long time to come!,” Trump tweeted, to which Kathy responded, “Nope. You’re not gonna do to @iamsambee what you tried to do to me. This isn’t just Trump expressing his opinion, he’s using his platform as president to order his followers to go after Sam. And he’s keeping the story active.”

Donald Trump Asks Why They Aren't Firing 'No Talent' Samantha Bee

Donald Trump, President of the United States, wants to know why Samantha Bee hasn’t been fired from her show.

The president tweeted on Friday morning (June 1) following Samantha‘s apology for calling his daughter Ivanka Trump a “feckless c–t.”

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“Why aren’t they firing no talent Samantha Bee for the horrible language used on her low ratings show? A total double standard but that’s O.K., we are Winning, and will be doing so for a long time to come!” he wrote.

Trump‘s comments come shortly after Roseanne Barr‘s show was canceled following one racist tweet in particular earlier in the week.

See his statement below.

Samantha Bee Issues Apology to Ivanka Trump Over Controversial Remark

Samantha Bee is apologizing to Ivanka Trump.

If you missed it, Samantha called Ivanka a “feckless c*nt” on Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. The White House then slammed Samantha over her remarks.

Samantha took to Twitter to apologize moments ago.

“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 wrote on her Twitter on Thursday (May 31).