Samantha Bee has been forced to apologize after a segment on TBS’s Full Frontal poked fun at a cancer victim’s haircut.
During a report about the recent Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), the show mocked an attendee by saying his haircut resembled that of a Nazi.
Michael Rubens, a correspondent on Bee’s show said: ‘This year, the bow ties were gone, replaced by Nazi hair, Nazi hair, Nazi hair,’ the reporter stated while focusing on 20-year-old student Kyle Coddington.
Only once the show had aired were the producers made aware that Coddington is suffering from brain cancer and as a result has a partially-shaved head
‘When @iamsambee makes fun of your brother for having ‘Nazi hair,” Coddington’s sister tweeted at the comedian. ‘He actually has stage 4 brain cancer, but whatever floats your boat.’
Bee issued an apology on Twitter and removed the segment from her YouTube page.
‘We deeply apologize for offending you and @_that_kyle. We only learned of his condition today & have removed him from the piece.’
According to Kyle’s GoFundMe page, he has an aggressive form of brain cancer.
‘Currently, there is no cure, but there is a chance. The doctor said it all depends on how hard we go after it, and how my body responds to the treatment,’ he wrote.
‘I fully believe that God is still in the miracle-making business as well! I’m putting complete trust in God and I know regardless of the outcome, I’ll be healed one way or another! Please continue to keep me in your thoughts and prayers. Thanks ya’ll!’
On Thursday afternoon, the show donated $1,000 to Coddington’s medical expenses as an apology for any offense they caused.