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Bill O'Reilly Apologizes for Insensitive Maxine Waters Comment, Celebrities React

Bill O'Reilly Apologizes for Insensitive Maxine Waters Comment, Celebrities React

Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor host Bill O’Reilly has apologized after making some insensitive remarks about U.S. Representative Maxine Waters.

During a segment on the show, he said he was “looking at the James Brown wig.”

“As I have said many times, I respect Congresswoman Maxine Waters for being sincere in her beliefs,” Bill said in a statement of apology (via Variety). “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.”

You can watch Bill‘s remarks here.

Click inside to read some tweets from celebrities about the remark…

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  • Nova

    Vile man.

  • Boomshakalaka

    Wait a minute.
    Liberals joke about Trump’s hair and color all day long. But somehow it’s racist to make ANY comment about a person of color? It wouldn’t have mattered what o’reilly commented on. Simply by virtue of her being black and him white, from a libs perspective, his ONLY motivation was he’s a racist. I’m so tired of that complaint, but even more tired of it still working!

  • alex

    Umm what??? First of all, Maxine and Donald don’t even share the same personalities, values/beliefs or even character to even compare the two. False equivalency. Secondly, I agree it wrong to talk about people. However that still makes Bill wrong AND presumably “racist” because he called her hair fake and compared her to a man, two things that have historically been used by racists to belittle black women for decades (if not centuries) AND based on his previous statements towards non-whites, I can see how calling him a racist isn’t a stretch.

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