Not the Onion: Television Academy honors Samantha Bee for ‘programming that advanced social change’

Not the Onion: Television Academy honors Samantha Bee for ‘programming that advanced social change’
Samantha Bee (Image: TBS)

[Ed. – Roseanne Barr was also invited to the ceremony … to unclog one of the toilets.]

In the wake of the Samantha Bee controversy whereby she called Ivanka Trump a “feckless c**t”, the Television Academy has put the kibosh on any press attending tonight’s 11th annual Television Academy Honors ceremony, which is lauding herTBS series Full Frontal.

Bee is among a number of honorees whose shows were recognized for their “Programming that Advanced Social Change.” Other shows being honored alongside Full Frontal with Samantha Beeinclude Andi Mack, Daughters of Destiny, Forbidden: Undocumented & Queer in Rural America, LA 92, One Day at a Time and 13 Reasons Why.

While members of the press is permitted to cover the red carpet, they will not have access to the actual cocktail reception/ceremony, which is taking place at the NeueHouse Hollywood. As far as Deadline has been informed at this very minute, Bee is still attending to pick up her honor tonight. TBD on whether she skips the red carpet.

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