Liberal "Comedian" Samantha Bee Jokes About CPAC Attendee With Brain Cancer As Having A 'Nazi haircut'
Late-night news satire show "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee" is apologizing for including a young man with brain cancer in a segment about all the "Nazi haircuts" at the annual Conservative Political Actional Conference.
The "Wither Conservatism" segment — which aired Wednesday —featured a montage of CPAC attendees sporting similar "Nazi haircuts." One of those included was Kyle Coddington, a college student a contributor for OUTSET magazine.
Afterwards, a Twitter user claiming to be Coddington's sister tweeted at host Samantha Bee that they were making fun of someone with stage 4 cancer. He reportedly had just finished getting his first round of chemotherapy treatment just before the CPAC conference late last month.
When @iamsambee makes fun of your brother for having "Nazi hair." He actually has stage 4 brain cancer, but whatever floats your boat. pic.twitter.com/ULJC8nA3IX— Megan Coddington (@meg_kelly16) March 9, 2017
The show apologized Thursday afternoon for including Coddington in the CPAC segment in a tweet tagging Coddington's Twitter account. "We only learned of his condition today & have removed him from the piece," the show said.
Video of the segment was saved, however, and shared on Twitter by OUTSET editor-in-chief Stephen Perkins.