Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Bill O'Reilly Insults Rep. Maxine Waters' Hair
Bill O’Reilly acknowledged Tuesday that he really stepped in it when he said Rep. Maxine Waters’ hair is the “same” as singer James Brown.
According to TheBlaze, the Fox News host appeared on “Fox and Friends” Tuesday morning, where co-hosts Steve Doocy, Ainsley Earhardt and Brian Kilmeade asked O’Reilly to respond to comments Waters had made on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Doocy joked about Waters’ remarks in the lead-in to O’Reilly, saying that he had been “listening all morning” but didn’t understand it.
O’Reilly responded: “I didn’t hear a word she said. I was looking at the James Brown wig.”
The comment drew laughter from both Doocy and Kilmeade, but Earhardt wasn’t so amused.
“No, OK, I’ve got to defend her on that. You can’t go after woman’s looks,” Earhardt said. “I think she’s very attractive.”
O’Reilly pointed out he never said she wasn’t attractive, but again noted how Waters’ hair is “the same” as that of Brown.
O’Reilly continued by calling Waters a “sincere individual” who believes “whatever she says.”
“She’s not a phony. And that’s old school,” O’Reilly said.
O’Reilly has since issued an apology for the “dumb” statement.
Waters had this response:
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