O'Reilly apologizes for 'James Brown wig' jest about Maxine Waters' hair

Fox News host Bill O'Reilly apologized Tuesday after coming under fire for mocking a black congresswoman's hair.

When a clip of her speech played on Fox and Friends on Tuesday morning, Fox host O'Reilly was asked what he thought of her rhetoric.

"Let me just say this: I'm a strong black woman and I can not be intimidated". And I think that he does not deserve to represent us in the world.

O'Reilly comments were slammed on social media as racist and sexist.

Recently, Bill O'Reilly came under fire after he disparaged Representative Maxine Waters' looks, saying that he could not listen to anything that she said because he was too distracted by her hair.

"Unfortunately, I also made a jest about her hair, which was dumb". In 2012, The Five's Eric Bolling went on Fox & Friends and said about Waters: "Congresswoman, you saw what happened to Whitney Houston".

She has been very vocal about her distrust of Trump, saying on MSNBC, 'I don't believe anything that Donald Trump says, ' back in November, when Obama was still around (aaahhh those halcyon days).

In her remarks, Waters defended those who were critical of President Trump, saying that the criticism arose from a love of country.

Congresswoman Maxine Waters blasted Bill O'Reilly for his insensitive insult about her hair.

"It's really unfortunate that he would choose her hairstyle to be an issue when there are so many other issues that haven't been addressed", Hopson said.

Instead, Waters used the time to thank Hillary Clinton for defending "all women and in particular black women" (including Waters herself earlier this evening) and to give a message to Americans: she doesn't care who comes for her. "So we're giving Maxine a break here". The political commentator made a move amid growing calls for him to resign. "Step away from the crack pipe". Now, four days later, the network has to decide: will they abandon their standard of not supporting racism in favor of their standard bearer, or will they hold O'Reilly accountable?

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