Man ‘Full Frontal’ Episode Made Fun Of for His ‘Nazi Hair’ Actually Has Brain Cancer

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By Kyle Foley | 1:04 pm, March 9, 2017

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.

Among those called out for having “Nazi hair” was 20-year-old college student Kyle Coddington. What the segment didn’t say—and Rubens clearly didn’t know— is that Coddington is currently battling stage-4 brain cancer. He had just finished his first round of chemotherapy the day before attending CPAC with OUTSET Magazine, a conservative online publication. (Full disclosure: I used to write for OUTSET and am still friends with many of the writers there.)

 

Kyle’s sister, Megan, called out Bee for the video.

Kyle himself also tweeted about it, albeit with a little bit of humor.

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.

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.

Rubens also added an apology of his own, where he says the show will be donating to cancer research.

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