Media have been banned from attending a Television Academy event where Samantha Bee was being honored just hours after she apologized to Ivanka Trump for calling her a 'feckless c**t'.
Bee's show Full Frontal was being recognized in Los Angeles on Thursday night by the Television Academy as one of the most 'meaningful and relevant' on the air.
But members of the press were told late in the afternoon that there had been a change of plans and they were no longer allowed access to the reception room.
A Television Academy representative confirmed that the decision was a result of today’s events involving Samantha Bee', according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Bee's controversial comments about Ivanka had resulted in "the need to limit access to tonight’s activities', the rep added.
Comedian Samantha Bee used the slur to describe Ivanka Trump on her TBS show Full Frontal on Wednesday night
Six other shows related to social change were also honored at the event, including 13 Reasons Why, One Day at a Time, Andi Mack and LA 92.
The academy had earlier said that the controversy over Bee's language would not affect the comedian's accolade.
It said its event is 'non-political' and that Bee's recognition was for 'her engagement in 2017 on the subject of sexual harassment and the #MeToo movement.'
Bee had apologized to Ivanka and viewers on Thursday for using the obscenity to describe the president's daughter on her TBS show Full Frontal the previous night.
She used the slur towards the end of a segment about President Trump's immigration policies as she urged Ivanka to speak to her father about systems that separate children from their parents.
'You know, Ivanka, that's a beautiful photo of you and your child, but let me just say, one mother to another, do something about your dad's immigration practices, you feckless c***,' she said after showing a photo of Ivanka and her toddler son Theodore.
Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer led calls for Bee's show to be axed after the comedian apologized to Ivanka Trump
Ivanka Trump shared a photo with her son Theodore on Instagram Sunday, which showed the mother affectionately holding her youngest child (above)
The incident quickly thrust Bee into the middle of the nation's political divide with the White House slamming the comments as 'vile and vicious'.
Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer also led calls for Bee's show to be axed.
Spicer told TMZ that there was double standards given Roseanne's show was axed after her racist tweets but Bee had yet to face disciplinary action.
Autotrader and State Farm both pulled sponsorship of Bee's late-night comedy show on Thursday.
'Thank you to those who reached out regarding our sponsorship of Full Frontal. The comments expressed by Samantha Bee were offensive and unacceptable and do not reflect the views of our company. As a result, we have suspended our sponsorship of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee,' Autotrader's statement read.
State Farm also asked TBS to halt its advertising on the show.
'We have asked TBS to suspend our advertising in the program and are reviewing any future placements. We constantly review programs to ensure alignment