The team at Full Frontal with Samantha Bee apologized to a writer on Thursday for referring to his 'do as "Nazi hair," when he was in fact being treated for brain cancer.
On Wednesday night's show, Full Frontal aired a segment featuring correspondent Michael Rubens at CPAC—the Conservative Political Action Conference—in February.
“Just last year, CPAC was dominated by Ted Cruz supporters and chirpy little [expletive] with bow ties," the narrator said, “This year, the bow ties were gone and replaced by Nazi hair. Nazi hair. Nazi hair.”
One of the short-haired attendees shown was Kyle Coddington, a political writer.
OUTSET, one of the sites he contributes to, wrote a post on the site explaining that Coddington “was diagnosed with stage four brain cancer and recently completed his first round of chemotherapy and radiation.”
Coddington tweeted at Bee, asking to delete the episode.
The Bee Team promptly apologized.
They also committed to donating to Coddington's GoFundMe for his cancer-related expenses.
Jo Miller, an executive producer of Full Frontal, told The New York Times: “We’ve apologized to Mr. Coddington and his family members and we are donating to the GoFundMe account for his treatment. We wish him all the best in his fight against cancer and sincerely, deeply regret offending him and his family.”