Samantha Bee’s Show Forced to Apologize for Nazi Joke Gone Wrong

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Comedian Samantha Bee's show Full Frontal apologized Thursday after a joke comparing attendees at the Conservative Political Action Conference to Nazis backfired, although it wasn't for the joke being unfunny or unoriginal.

In a segment in which one of Full Frontal's "correspondents" went to CPAC, the show showed a string of men at the conference with their heads cut short or shaved on the sides; the narrator joked they had "Nazi hair."

One of the people lampooned, however, was a man named Kyle Coddington, and his sister tweeted at Bee that his head was shaved because he is going through brain cancer treatments.

 

The show's official account later tweeted an apology.

In the new tradition of late-night comedy, Bee provides on Full Frontal a steady diet of jokes about how Republicans are stupid and terrible, while pretending in her show promos to "hold everyone accountable."

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