Following this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) held in National Harbor, Maryland, one attendee found himself unexpectedly facing public ridicule.
Kyle Coddington is a cancer patient undergoing treatment for stage 4 glioblastoma, an incurable form of the disease.
Coddington was featured on the TBS show “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee,” when the host cast ridicule on footage of several young, male attendees with shortly-cropped hair.
Bee was mocking anyone with what she called a “Nazi haircut.”
While Coddington was present at the conference, he is actually a registered Democrat and was only covering the event. He identifies himself as a moderate, politically.
He appeared on “Fox & Friends” this week to discuss the insult.
Coddington has not heard directly from the star of the show, and characterized her tweet in the aftermath of the outrage “kind of a half apology.”
Bee had posted this comment on Twitter:
“We deeply apologize for offending … We only learned of his condition today.”
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
“I would say, the effects of this go much further than just insulting me and the illness itself. It’s just inconsiderate and very unprofessional to lump together anyone who has a certain hairstyle or just by the way they look.” responded the teen.
Coddington has received an outpouring of support. His GoFundMe page, which was set up in hopes of raising $2,500, reached $76,000 after the interview on Friday. The total currently sits at just under $100,000 received.
H/T: TV Newser
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