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.
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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.
OUTSET also put out a statement on the video segment. “Perhaps you could also remove every other person you made baseless generalizations about. But then you would have no segment at all,” the outlet said on Twitter. “We are appalled by @iamsambee’s grotesque mocking and we stand behind our contributor, @_that_kyle.”
Coddington tweeted out in response to the segment too, seemingly taking the whole thing in good humor.
There is a GoFundMe to pay for expenses related to Coddington’s cancer treatment. A spokesperson for TBS confirmed to the Washington Examiner that a $1,000 donation, the largest one listed on the page, from “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” is from the show. “We wish you the best, Kyle!”, it said in a note.
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