2 'Samantha Bee' Advertisers Pull Ads

Two TBS TV marketers -- Autotrader and State Farm -- have suspended advertising in TBS’ “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” --  in the wake of the host’s comments’ against Ivanka Trump.

In a rant about immigration, Samantha Bee called Ivanka Trump a “feckless c—”. Bee has since apologize, as has TBS.

In a statement TBS said: “Samantha Bee has taken the right action in apologizing for the vile and inappropriate language she used about Ivanka Trump last night. Those words should not have been aired. It was our mistake too, and we regret it.”

Autotrader tweeted: “The comments expressed by Samantha Bee were offensive and unacceptable and do not reflect the views of our company. As a result, we have suspended our sponsorship of 'Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.' ”



A statement from State Farm said: “We have asked TBS to suspend our advertising in the program and are reviewing any future placements. We constantly review programs to ensure alignment to our programming guidelines and brand values.

Top advertisers on the show over the last year, according to iSpot.tv, include: Warner Bros., Taco Bell, State Farm, Apple iPhone, Universal Pictures, 20th Century Fox, Microsoft, T-Mobile, GEICO, and Fox Searchlight Pictures.

3 comments about "2 'Samantha Bee' Advertisers Pull Ads".
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  1. Paula Lynn from Who Else Unlimited, June 4, 2018 at 10:21 a.m.

    So it was Ok for Ted Nugent to call Hillary Clinton the same word and get invited to the WH, but Samantha Bee gets ridiculed ? State Farm obviously doesn't know the difference between rascism and curse words like "grab them by the p____". Perhaps State Farm should be checked out to see what their racial practices are. Those who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.

  2. Michael Nevins from Smart, June 4, 2018 at 10:59 a.m.

    According to Adage: "Autotrader's public avowal to suspend our sponsorship of 'Full Frontal with Samantha Bee'" in the wake of the titular host's profane tirade against Ivanka Trump appears to overlook the fact that the online car bazaar hasn't advertised in the show in nearly two-and-a-half years.'" http://adage.com/article/media/advertisers-react-samantha-bee-s-feckless-stunt/313718/

  3. Dennis McDonald from McFunk Corp, June 6, 2018 at 11:39 a.m.

    I totally agree with the advertisers' right to pull ads from popular shows for political reasons. This is not a first amendment issue. I will, however, never buy any insurance from State Farm. That's my right, too.

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