Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly has come under fire for criticizing California Congresswoman Maxine Waters’ hair on an episode of “Fox & Friends.”
After watching a clip of Rep. Waters pleading for democracy and tolerance in a speech to Congress, O’Reilly said, laughing, “I didn’t hear a word she said, I was looking at the James Brown wig.”
O’Reilly apologized in a statement soon after: “I respect congresswoman Maxine Waters for being sincere in her beliefs. I said that again today on Fox and Friends calling her ‘old school.’ Unfortunately, I also made a jest about her hair which was dumb. I apologize.”
He truly messed with the wrong woman, however. Waters has since hit back during an interview with Chris Hayes, saying, “I’m a strong, black woman, and I cannot be intimidated; I cannot be undermined.”
Meanwhile, Twitter went after the Fox anchor.
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