Update March 29:
Bill O'Reilly has offered an apology for his statement.
"As I have said many times, I respect Congresswoman Maxine Waters for being sincere in her beliefs. 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," said O'Reilly in statement sent to BET.
During the segment, a clip of Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) speaking on the opposition of Donald Trump and his alleged ties to Russia was played. Bill O'Reilly was supposed to give his opinion on Waters's assertions. However, he instead chose to say something racist.
"I didn't hear a word she said, I was looking at the James Brown wig," O'Reilly said to a couch of hosts who immediately let out a chuckle, because racism is hilarious.
When the host told Waters to "step away from the crack pipe," not one other commentator stepped in to quiet his offensive remarks. Instead, they acted as they did when O'Reilly made his hair comment. They laughed.
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