Sally Field weighs in on the rude word Samantha Bee used to describe Ivanka Trump

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Late-night show host Samantha Bee on Wednesday stirred up major controversy for choice words about first daughter and presidential adviser Ivanka Trump. But it was legendary actress Sally Field’s response that really drove the point home.

On Full Frontal With Samantha Bee Wednesday night, Bee called Trump a “feckless cunt” for posting a photo of herself hugging her child amid outcry over ICE separating parents from their children. Bee’s comment was met with full-force outrage, including from the White House, which said her words were “vile and vicious.”

Bee has since apologized in a statement. Field on Thursday tweeted her take.

“I like Samantha Bee a lot, but she is flat wrong to call Ivanka a cunt,” she wrote, adding this kicker: “Cunts are powerful, beautiful, nurturing and honest.”

Bee’s comment came on the heels of the cancellation of Roseanne, and many conservatives were calling for Bee to face equal consequences.

“Her disgusting comments and show are not fit for broadcast, and executives at Time Warner and TBS must demonstrate that such explicit profanity about female members of this administration will not be condoned on its network,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said.

Bee said her words were “inappropriate and inexcusable,” and TBS backed up her apology with a tweet Thursday.

Two advertisers, Autotrader and State Farm, have said they would “suspend sponsorship” of Bee’s show, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

H/T Mashable

Kris Seavers

Kris Seavers

Kris Seavers is the Evening Editor for the Daily Dot, where she covers breaking news, politics, and LGBTQ issues. Her work has appeared in Central Texas publications, including Austin Monthly and San Antonio Magazine, and on NPR.