‘Insincere Outrage’ or ‘Double Standard?’: Twitter Divided Over Samantha BeeGate

Comedian Samantha Bee apologized on Thursday after she called First Daughter Ivanka Trump a “c-nt” during a segment of Full Frontal.

“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,” Bee said in a tweet.

Yet not everyone on Twitter was ready to accept Bee’s apology.

Glamour Magazine’s Celeste Katz pointed out it was not the first time Bee has stuck her foot in her mouth.

Fox News’ Laura Ingraham predictably stuck to the network’s talking points while Martha MacCallum agreed, calling it “mindboggling double standards.”

Not everyone, though, thought Bee should apologize at all, among them fellow comedian Kathy Griffin who insisted comics are “held to higher standards than the president.”

For the most part, though, the reaction on Twitter was both fierce and passionate, for once, not strictly divided only on political lines.

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