Megyn Kelly, host of NBC’S “Megan Kelly TODAY,” commended and then trashed Samantha Bee’s apology on Thursday for calling Ivanka Trump a “feckless c**t” last week.
“First of all, apologies that are quickly followed by the word ‘but’ are always problematic,” Kelly said. “I give her credit for saying on the air that she’s sorry.”
But, Kelly continued, “being a comedian doesn’t excuse everyone’s comments.”
Megan Twohey, a New York Times reporter and MSNBC contributor then stated, “I do think the ‘but’ was significant … I do feel like she was talking out of both sides of her mouth — that there was an apology there last night, but there also was a scolding of people for caring about this and for having issues with her using that word on air against a woman.”
Kelly also brought up the controversial fact that Bee was fortunate enough to keep her job after making inappropriate comments while ‘Roseanne’ was canceled after the show’s star, Roseanne Barr, made racist comments on Twitter.
“To me, the interesting thing was to fall back on, ‘I’m a comedian.’ So is Roseanne,” Kelly stated in regards to Bee’s explanation of the remark that she’s a comedian.
Bee’s apology comes a week after she received huge backlash for referring to Ivanka Trump as a “feckless c*nt” in a segment where she was begging the president’s daughter to change Trump’s policies on immigration.