File photo of Ivanka Trump. Photograph:( Reuters )
Stand up comic Samantha Bee has issued an apology to Ivanka Trump after she used an expletive while taking a jab at her and her father's immigration policy during her show. Bee on Thursday acknowledged that she had 'crossed a line' with her language and issued an apology on Twitter.
Bee, on her political commentary show Full Frontal, attacked the US President's daughter over a long-standing US policy of separating undocumented immigrant children from their families.
Bee then showcased some Obama-era photos of young people sleeping cages and said, "Tearing children away from their parents is so evil, it's the inciting incident in almost every movie we've ever cared about."
Reacting to a post that Ms Trump put on Instagram of her hugging her own child, Bee said, "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," Bee said.
She then called Ms Trump a "feckless [expletive]". The term she used is widely viewed as the most offensive epithet to call a woman.
Bee urged the Ivanka to speak to her father about the policy.
"He listens to you," she said. "Put on something tight and low-cut and tell your father to [expletive] stop it. Tell him it was an Obama thing and see how it goes, OK?"
Soon after the show aired, The White House demanded that Bee's show be banned.
The Comedian later took to Twitter to post an apology as she wrote, "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.(sic)"
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
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, demanding the cable network apologise.