During a segment of TBS’s Full Frontal With Samantha Bee, the show mocked a CPAC attendee for having “Nazi hair.”
The young man’s family didn’t think the comments were very funny because “his hair looks that way because he’s undergoing treatment for brain cancer,” according to Mediaite.
“This year, the bow ties were gone, replaced by Nazi hair, Nazi hair, Nazi hair…” correspondent Michael Rubens narrated, while showing images of young attendees with partially shaved heads, “and CPAC was decidedly Trump country.” (The YouTube video of the segment has since been deleted.)
The sister of one of the men, Kyle Coddington, cried foul on Twitter.
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
Coddington’s GoFundMe page for his medical expenses notes that he is undergoing radiation and chemo therapy. “It seems that I have stage 4 glioblastoma. It’s a very aggressive type of brain cancer. Currently, there is no cure, but there is a chance,” he writes.
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Here’s the video:
.@iamsambee and @FullFrontalSamB deleted their video. So here it is again: pic.twitter.com/pH4G2wbv9J
— Stephen N. Perkins (@Stephen_Perkins) March 9, 2017
Full Frontal issued an apology on Twitter soon after news came out that the young man had stage 4 cancer.
We deeply apologize for offending @_that_kyle in our CPAC segment. We only learned of his condition today & have removed him from the piece.
— Full Frontal (@FullFrontalSamB) March 9, 2017
Can you imagine the outrage if a conservative would’ve made similar remarks?
What is even more disgusting is that they’re only sorry because he had cancer.
If he didn’t have cancer then in the eyes of Full Frontal it would be okay to brand him as a Nazi simply because of his hair. Sad!
(Image: Twitter Photo)
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