Samantha Bee complained that the public focused on her calling Ivanka Trump a “feckless c**t” instead of her overall point on U.S. immigration policy, during her speech Thursday after accepting a Television Academy Award Thursday night.
Bee’s show, “Full Frontal” on TBS, was one of seven shows to win an award for “[leveraging] the dynamic power of television to inspire social change” in regards to its coverage of the Time’s Up and #MeToo movements.
“Stories about 1,500 missing unaccompanied migrant children flooded the news cycle over the weekend. So last night we aired a segment on the atrocious treatment of migrant children by this administration and past administrations. Sometimes even the ones who look best in swim trunks do bad jobs with things. Our piece attracted controversy of the worst kind,” Bee said on stage. (RELATED: Sam Bee Apologizes For Vulgar Remark About Ivanka Trump)
“We spent the day wrestling with the repercussions of one bad word, when we all should have spent the day incensed that as a nation we are wrenching children from their parents and treating people legally seeking asylum as criminals,” she later said. “If we are OK with that then really, who are we?”