“Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” has issued an apology after mocking a man named Kyle Coddington, who has cancer, during a segment on Wednesday night’s show.
In the now-removed segment, “Full Frontal” correspondent Michael Rubens goes to CPAC to find out if “conservatism is still a thing.” At one point, Coddington, a contributor for Outset magazine, appears on-screen as the narrator jokes, “This year, the bow ties were gone and replaced by Nazi hair.”
“We deeply apologize for offending @_that_kyle,” the show tweeted, noting they were unaware of Coddington’s illness and have removed him from the piece. The clip no longer appears on the “Full Frontal” Facebook and YouTube pages (though Outset has a copy of it).
Early Thursday morning, Coddington’s sister called out the late-night host on Twitter for making fun of her brother’s hairstyle.
Outset also called out the show and called the segment a “sick attempt at a joke.”
Coddington had his own thoughts on the segment:
UPDATE ― March 9: On Thursday night, Coddington released an official statement about the incident on Twitter, saying, “half-apologizing for offending someone is not apologizing for making baseless accusations against people because of the way they look.”
However, he did thank the show for donating $1,000 to his GoFundMe page.
“I am overwhelmed by the support received in that account, and am grateful to everyone who has contributed,” he wrote.