Philadelphia, PA/USA July 27, 2016: Congresswoman Maxine Waters addresses the Democratic National Committee Convention. (Photo Credit: Gregory Reed)

Philadelphia, PA/USA July 27, 2016: Congresswoman Maxine Waters addresses the Democratic National Committee Convention. (Photo Credit: Gregory Reed)

Bill O’Reilly has a history of spewing racist views and making disparaging remarks. The Fox News pundit continued with his antics during a televised segment where he mocked Rep. Maxine Waters.

Waters was making a speech when O’Reilly chimed in, “I didn’t hear a word she said. I was looking at the James Brown wig.” Several other white commentators laughed at the joke. One female commentator, Ainsley Earhardt, stopped O’Reilly by saying, “I’ve got to defend her on that. You can’t go after a woman’s looks.”

This is just the another example of O’Reilly’s televised racism. He once said Trump would have a hard time helping Blacks because they are “ill-educated and have tattoos on their foreheads.” He once called Black Lives Matters “violent” and said the group is “killing America.” He once referred to Morehouse College professor  Marc Lamont Hill as a “drug dealer.” And he also told Martin Luther King III that young Black girls should wear, “Don’t Get Pregnant at 14 T-shirts.”

O’Reilly caters to the White racist male who doesn’t think that he is racist. He even claimed in his book that he wasn’t racist and doesn’t know anyone who is racist.

Fox News should finally take a stand against O’Reilly and his divisive language. Although racism will always play a key role in the fabric of America, they shouldn’t be allowed to have such an important platform.

Here is how others have responded on social media.

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  • Jason

    O’Reilly won’t ever be fired from the White Supremacists Network aka FOX News.

  • SpiceGirl

    ok they reaching with the firing thing…even tho I agree a few folks need to be canned….but O’Reilly will STILL be there….smh

  • SrAgri

    you can’t go after a woman’s looks, but you can go after a man’s? Isn’t that a sexist viewpoint?

    I think the remark was rude, but not necessarily sexist or racist. People make all kinds of comments about Trump’s hair and Sean Spicer’s ill-fitting suits.

    For better or for worse, if you are in the public eye, your appearance will be critiqued.

  • nosey rosy

    I BEEEN KNOWING HE WAS RACIST , he really doesnt know he is bless his HEART! i mean why is is it white who are racist dont even know what that details , they are like our children who dont understand , why did master forget to write a manuel to show them how not to show their fear of black the torment horrific history of america has taught whites like him nothing , hangings , killing that were never justified and no justice sought is why whites are so angry. i hate the fact whites are just that stupid . and we need to just keep on their asses we dont want to feel bad for them cause they are mentally impaired

  • Skyline Titans

    White people just being white people!

  • Hartbreaker

    BLM has committed violent and advocated violence. And with their attacks on innocent cops, BLM is killing the foundation of the country as law and order is the foundation for any country. Sorry, if repeating the truth comes out as racist. But maybe that is the responsibility of the people performing the actions they don’t want talked about and not those talking about it. When a group starts chanting “what do we want? Dead cops! When do we want them? Now!” or “Pigs in the blanket, fry them up like bacon” then they could rightfully be called a terrorist group.