Wednesday night’s “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” featured a segment that goofed on CPAC. The whole point of the episode was apparently to show how many conservatives are now actually dangerous right wingers. Producer and correspondent Michael Rubens walked around the conference and highlighted all the people who have haircuts that make them look like Nazis.
Kyle’s sister, Megan, called out Bee for the video.
— Megan Coddington (@meg_kelly16) March 9, 2017
Kyle himself also tweeted about it, albeit with a little bit of humor.
@iamsambee Also, it’s not a Nazi haircut. Richard Spencer’s is, but mine’s from cancer.
— Kyle (@_that_kyle) March 9, 2017
The video has since been taken down, but OUTSET Editor-in-Chief Stephen Perkins saved it and tweeted out the segment where Kyle was mentioned.
— Stephen N. Perkins (@Stephen_Perkins) March 9, 2017
Earlier Thursday afternoon, the show issued an official apology from their Twitter account, but the apology was for offending Kyle, not for actually having a segment labeling him a Nazi because of his haircut.
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
Rubens also added an apology of his own, where he says the show will be donating to cancer research.
@KFoleyFL !!! we didn’t know – we sincerely apologize & have reached out to him, & the show is making a donation to cancer research inst.
— Michael Rubens (@michaelsrubens) March 9, 2017