Samantha Bee, the host of TBS' "Full Frontal With Samantha Bee," has apologized after referring to a brain cancer patient as someone with "Nazi hair." In a video recap of CPAC that aired on Wednesday night, several male attendees were singled out as having "Nazi hair." One of them, Kyle Coddington, didn't pick his hairstyle: he's a brain cancer patient.
His sister, Megan, called out Samantha Bee for calling her brother a Nazi, in a tweet that has since gone viral.
Kyle himself tweeted that while other people might have chosen their haircut in homage to the Third Reich, he received his due to cancer. According to OUTSET, where Kyle is a contributor, he recently finished his first round of radiation and chemotherapy.
@iamsambee Also, it's not a Nazi haircut. Richard Spencer's is, but mine's from cancer. ??????????????— Kyle (@_that_kyle) March 9, 2017
Bee and the show both apologized to Kyle for "offending" him, and said that they have removed the clip from the video.
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
But...come on. They're only apologizing that they offended him, not for calling him a freaking Nazi. It's not nice to call someone a Nazi for sporting what's (bizarrely, in my opinion) a pretty popular hairstyle. Further, isn't the "Republicans-are-Nazis-LOL" trope kind of tired by this point? Full Frontal needs to find another joke, and this time they should try to not insult someone with brain cancer.