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.
— Megan Coddington (@meg_kelly16) March 9, 2017
— OUTSET (@OUTSETnetwork) March 9, 2017
The show's official account later tweeted an apology.
We deeply apologize for offending @_that_kyle in our CPAC segment. We only learned of his condition today & have removed him from the piece.
— Full Frontal (@FullFrontalSamB) March 9, 2017
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."