The Television Academy, famed for its Emmy Awards, is still set to award foul-mouthed late-night host Samantha Bee with a major honor despite being roundly criticized and forced to apologize for calling White House advisor Ivanka Trump a “feckless cunt.”
According to the announcement on Emmys.com, Bee is being hailed for the “inspirational” content on her TBS comedy show, Full Frontal With Samantha Bee.
“For its dedication to making the audience laugh while making it think, the Television Academy is proud to include Full Frontal with Samantha Bee in the Television Academy Honors,” the award announcement reads.
The Academy goes on to praise Bee for helping lift the “wool-covered glasses” from viewers’ eyes to “expose a clearer vision of what is really going on in the world.”
“Full Frontal with Samantha Bee’ doesn’t just serve to inform and amuse. What Toronto native Bee and her team are doing is far more important and complex than just delivering the news or just writing a funny joke about a politician,” the group says with its effusive praise of Bee and her show.
Bee is apparently still set to receive the award on Thursday night during the Academy’s gala at NeueHouse in Hollywood.
I don’t get it. Roseanne uses racy language to make a joke, her entire ratings smash of a show is cancelled. Samantha Bee, whoever the hell that is, calls the daughter of our nation’s President a cunt on national TV, and that’s okay? And she’s getting rewarded? Unbelievable.