After Outset Magazine contributor Kyle Coddington was mocked for having "Nazi hair" on TBS's "Full Frontal With Samantha Bee," Coddington's GoFundMe page reached over $75,000 in just 24 hours.
"This year, the bow ties were gone, replaced by Nazi hair, Nazi hair, Nazi hair," comedic correspondent Michael Rubens narrated in the Wednesday "Full Frontal" segment that showed images of people attending this year's Conservative Political Action Conference. Cancer-stricken Coddington was one of those in attendance at CPAC.
Coddington's sister Megan blasted the TBS show on Twitter and revealed that Coddington had Stage IV cancer. Sharing a screenshot of the video -- which has since been deleted -- Coddington's sister tweeted, "When [Samantha Bee] makes fun of your brother for having 'Nazi hair.' He actually has stage 4 brain cancer, but whatever floats your boat."
Bee responded directly to Megan by tweeting, "We deeply apologize for offending you and [Kyle]. We only learned of his condition today & have removed him from the piece."
In addition to the apology, "Full Frontal" donated $1,000 to Coddington's GoFundMe page after removing the segment. The influx of interest in Coddington and his story raised further awareness of his condition. At the time of this writing, Coddington's GoFundMe page has raised a whopping $82,793, easily surpassing its modest $2,500 goal.
Coddington appeared on "Fox & Friends" on Friday morning where he addressed TBS and Bee's apology.
"It's kind of a half-apology I would say. The effects of this go much further than just me and an illness itself," Coddington said. "It's just inconsiderate and unprofessional to lump together people with a certain hairstyle for the way they look. I pray every day that God gives me peace about my diagnosis and He does, so I don't worry about it. Stay positive, fight, never give up. That's the worst thing you can do."