Advertisers flee Samantha Bee’s show after backlash for Ivanka Trump remark
Samantha Bee returned to her TBS show “Full Frontal” on Wednesday night, but with significantly fewer advertisers following a scandal around her use of crude language toward Ivanka Trump.
The weekly comedy show had just a handful of advertisers during the broadcast, including premium TV service Epix, movie advertiser Warner Bros., PlayStation 4 and Universal Pictures, according to measurement firm iSpot.tv. (Universal Pictures is a unit of NBCUniversal, the parent company of NBC News.) The network also ran promotional spots for its own shows and for sister channel TNT.
The previous week’s episode — which aired on May 30 and included a segment in which Bee…