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.