Samantha Bee caused social media outrage after mocking a cancer victim's haircut.
Bee was talking with correspondent Michael Rubens about the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) when he said that one of the male attendees had a "Nazi haircut." Little did they know that 20-year-old Kyle Coddington, the student at the butt of the joke, was actually fighting for his life battling cancer.
"This year, the bow ties were gone, replaced by Nazi hair, Nazi hair, Nazi hair."
After the show, the producers were informed that Coddington is suffering from brain cancer and had to have his head partially shaved, according to Daily Mail.
The boy's sister, Megan Coddington, spoke out on Twitter to defend Kyle. "When @iamsambee makes fun of your brother for having 'Nazi hair.' He actually has stage 4 brain cancer, but whatever floats your boat."
Bee penned this apology: "@meg_kelly16 We deeply apologize for offending you and @_that_kyle. We only learned of his condition today & have removed him from the piece."
Twitter absolutely erupted after this news came to light about Bee's show mocking a cancer victim. Check out some of the Twitter responses here:
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What are your thoughts about Samantha Bee joking that a boy with stage 4 brain cancer had "Nazi hair?"
@iamsambee— Lucy Davis (@Lucyjo1969) March 9, 2017
Why did you find it okay to ridicule someone based on their appearance in the first place?