On Tuesday morning Bill O’Reilly made an appearance on ‘Fox and Friends’ which airs on the Fox News Network. During his appearance, he made an inflammatory racist statement about Rep. Maxine Waters you can watch below and read the transcript.
BILL O’REILLY: I didn’t hear a word [Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA)] said. I was looking at the James Brown wig. If we have a picture of James, it’s the same wig.
STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): It’s the same one.
BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): And he’s not using it anymore. They just — they finally buried him.
AINSLEY EARHARDT (CO-HOST): No. OK, I’ve got to defend her on that. I have to defend her on that. She a — you can’t go after a woman’s looks. I think she’s very attractive.
O’REILLY: I didn’t say she wasn’t attractive.
EARHARDT: Her hair is pretty.
OREILLY: I love James Brown, but it’s the same hair, James Brown — alright, the godfather of soul — had.
EARHARDT: So he had girl hair.
O’REILLY: Whatever it is, I just couldn’t get by it.
This comment is absolutely disgusting and O’Reilly should be taken off the air! The fact that he was comfortable making this statement shows that with the election of President Trump acts of racism are on the rise.