O'Reilly apologizes for jest about Maxine Waters' hair

"We're saying to those who say they're patriotic but they turned a blind eye to the destruction that he's about to cause this country, you're not almost as patriotic as you are".

Throughout her speech, O'Reilly's face appeared in a smaller window on the screen, where he was shown smiling, pumping his fist and mouthing silent responses to Waters.

African-Americans "fight against this president, and we point out how risky he is for this society and for this country, we're fighting for the democracy", Waters stated. "We are fighting for America".

"As I have said many times, I respect Congresswoman Maxine Waters for being honest in her beliefs", O'Reilly said in a statement. O'Reilly's comment on the air Tuesday that Waters' hair looked like a "James Brown wig" set off a torrent of criticism from hyper-sensitive liberals.

Brown died on Christmas Day in 2006. "They just ― they finally buried him".

Waters tweeted back: "I am a strong black woman. Just look at all that's happened in the last two days to women who were simply doing their jobs", Clinton said. "And any woman that thinks it couldn't be directed at her is living in a dream world". "I didn't hear a word she said".

"Her hair is pretty", Earhardt insisted.

"If we have a picture of James Brown - it's the same wig", he added.

"So he had girl hair", Earhardt said. "I apologize", he said.

Sorry, Bill O'Reilly, we'd say it's a little too late for this apology.

"One of your own California congresswomen, Maxine Waters, was taunted with a racist joke about her hair", Clinton told the crowd at the gender equality conference.

It also wasn't the first time Waters has been belittled on the network.

In 2012, Fox host Eric Bolling said that Waters should "step away from the crack pipe". Bolling later said he was kidding.

O'Reilly also called Waters a "sincere individual", explaining she should be praised for speaking her mind. Whatever she says, she believes. "And that's old school", O'Reilly said. "She's not a phony, and that's old school". "I love you Maxine".

  • Julie Sanders