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A Cancer Patient Is Not Accepting Samantha Bee's Apology For Mocking His "Nazi Haircut"

"It's just inconsiderate and very unprofessional to lump together anyone who has a certain hairstyle or just by the way they look."

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Wednesday's episode of Full Frontal With Samantha Bee included a piece from the Conservative Political Action Conference.

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The problem for Samantha Bee's show was that one of the men featured in the CPAC segment has brain cancer.

@iamsambee 😭😭😭 Please delete this episode. I look like a balding potato.

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@iamsambee Also, it's not a Nazi haircut. Richard Spencer's is, but mine's from cancer. 🤷🏼‍♂️🤷🏼‍♂️

Kyle Coddington, who has had stage 4 glioblastoma since late last year, said he's endured weight gain and hair loss since beginning chemotherapy and radiation treatment.

"Due to the hair loss, I chose to cut my hair as it was seen on Full Frontal With Samantha Bee last night," he said in a statement. "Although it is not my preferred style, I am thankful I still have most of my hair."

On Thursday, a tweet from Coddington's sister, Megan, criticizing Bee went viral.

When @iamsambee makes fun of your brother for having "Nazi hair." He actually has stage 4 brain cancer, but whateve… https://t.co/i7TT3iRuny

"Everyone in that video was targeted unjustly and profiled without facts or proof of the accusations made," Kyle Coddington said.

Coddington also noted that he is a registered Democrat and had not supported Trump during the election. (He has said he plans to register as an independent, according to social media posts from November.)

"These are facts that disprove the narrative trying to be pushing by the Samantha Bee's segment," he said.

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On Thursday, Bee and her show both apologized on Twitter, saying they were unaware of his health status and noting that they had removed him from the clip online.

@meg_kelly16 We deeply apologize for offending you and @_that_kyle. We only learned of his condition today & have removed him from the piece

We deeply apologize for offending @_that_kyle in our CPAC segment. We only learned of his condition today & have removed him from the piece.

But Coddington said he is still not happy with Bee: "I want to make it clear that half-apologizing for offending someone is not apologizing for making baseless accusations against people because of the way they look," he said.

"I would say the effects of this go much further than just insulting me and the illness itself," he said. "It's just inconsiderate and very unprofessional to lump together anyone who has a certain hairstyle or just by the way they look."

A GoFundMe Coddington set up two months ago has since blitzed the initial fundraising goal of $2,500, with tens of thousands of dollars being raised to help with his cancer treatment.

Samantha Bee and her show even donated $1,000 to his fight, which he said he is thankful for.

"I am overwhelmed by the support received in that account, and am grateful to everyone who has contributed," he said.

David Mack is a reporter and weekend editor for BuzzFeed News in New York.

Contact David Mack at david.mack@buzzfeed.com.

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