…and I said, “Take her racist ass, please!”
Then they came for Bill Maher, and I said, “Fuck that bigoted knob! I don’t give shit!”
Then they came for Samantha Bee, and I said, “Back the fuck off Sam Bee!”
I’m referring to the wingnut outrage du jour: Samantha Bee referred to Ivanka Trump as a “feckless cunt” on her show last night, and conservative snowflakes have moved on from demanding that Bill Maher be fired for saying Donald Trump’s mother mated with an orangutan to screaming for Bee’s head.
It may be working. The video has been pulled from Bee’s show’s YouTube channel just in the last few hours. An excerpt from a CNN story about the incident:
After Ivanka Trump posted a photo of her and her child amid resurfaced reports that undocumented children are being separated from their families when they are apprehended by immigration authorities, Bee referenced Barr’s recent tweet.
“Ivanka Trump, who works at the White House, chose to post the second most oblivious tweet we’ve seen this week,” Bee said. “You know, Ivanka, that’s a beautiful photo of you and your child, but let me just say, one mother to another, do something about your dad’s immigration practices, you feckless c***!”
“He listens to you,” she added. “Put on something tight and low-cut and tell your father to f***ing stop it. Tell him it was an Obama thing and see how it goes, OK?”
I try not to use the c-word. I’ve scolded people for using it here, and in certain contexts, i.e., a man using it as a gendered slur against a woman, it’s deeply offensive.
But a white celebrity woman calling another white celebrity woman a “cunt” isn’t in the same fucking league as Barr calling black women apes. And comparing Trump to an orangutan isn’t even in the same universe.
Also, while it’s dumb as fuck for conservative snowflakes to whine about private companies firing wingnut celebrities who are bad for business (e.g., Barr, Kevin Williamson, etc.), it’s deadly serious for government officials to demand the firing of people whose speech offends those government officials, as Donald Trump has done repeatedly regarding NFL players who take a knee and Sarah Huckabee Sanders did today in reference to Bee.
UPDATE: Bee apologized:
Kinda wish she hadn’t, but let that be an end to it. We’ve got more important shit to focus on, like the outrageous immigration policies Bee was discussing that led to FecklessCuntGate in the first place. And the fact that Trump has paid no price so far for the massive death toll in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, in which more people died than in Hurricane Katrina and 9/11 combined, thanks in part to the bungled response led by that feckless cocksplat Donald Trump.