Sorry, Bill O’Reilly, we’d say it’s a little too late for this apology.
The Fox News host released a statement on Tuesday afternoon apologizing for comparing Maxine Waters’ hairdo to James Brown.
“As I have said many times, I respect Congresswoman Maxine Waters for being sincere in her beliefs,” he said. “I said that again today on Fox & Friends calling her ‘old school.’ Unfortunately, I also made a jest about her hair which was dumb. I apologize.”
O’Reilly was blasted by folks on social media after suggesting during a segment on Fox & Friends that Waters’ hair was similar to that of the late legendary singer.
While discussing Waters’ recent comments regarding Trump supporters, O’Reilly said that he “didn’t hear a word she said. I was looking at the James Brown wig. Do we have a picture of James Brown? It’s the same wig.”
Co-host Brian Kilmeade then fired back with an inappropriate and sick joke about James’ 2006 death. He commented: “He’s not using it anymore. They just ― they finally buried him.”
And while the two morons got a kick out of comparing Maxine to the late singer, host Ainsley Earhardt defended Waters, saying: “You can’t go after a woman’s looks. I think she’s very attractive.”
O’Reilly then added: “I didn’t say she wasn’t attractive. I love James Brown but it’s the same hair James Brown, the Godfather of Soul, had … whatever it is, I just couldn’t get by it.”
It’s no secret that Bill is not only ignorant, but that he hits under the belt. Remember when he called Black people “ill-educated and have tattoos on their foreheads”?
Many Twitter users were very vocal about O”Reilly’s comments, most calling him racist and sexist. One Twitter user wrote: From Bill O’Reilly trying it w/Auntie Maxine & Spicer attempting to tell April Ryan what to do, white male privilege is out of control today.”
Many also raised the question as to why people are shocked by his comments, considering this is the same man who once allegedly physically assaulted his wife by dragging her down the stairs.
Actress Sophia Bush tweeted, “Bill O’Reilly is an asshole. A racist, misogynistic asshole.”
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