UPDATED: Fox & Friends Co-Host Gretchen Carlson Walks Off After Brian Kilmeade Makes Sexist Comment

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Yesterday, Fox & Friends co-host Gretchen Carlson walked off the set of her show after co-host Brian Kilmeade made a sexist remark that "women are everywhere. We're letting them play golf and tennis now." Today, the co-hosts addressed the incident, with Carlson saying she was kidding when she left the set, and Kilmeade saying he's "pretty much not sexist."

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But Kilmeade can't explain away his record that easily. Here are just a few highlights of Brian Kilmeade's sexist Fox & Friends commentary:

Kilmeade: Ugg boots are "a shoe brand largely popular with babes."

Kilmeade: "Babes, chicks, what do you call them, Steve? Skirts?"

Kilmeade to co-host Molly Line: "Come on Molly, think about your quad development!... Let's take a second and think about Molly's quad development."

Kilmeade: "Thank you Hooters. That's how I wake up every day."

Kilmeade: Carmen Electra "is a wonderful actress, and she has a great body."

Kilmeade on Russian Spy Anna Chapman: "Why not reward her for a nice body?"

Kilmeade to actress Christina Hendricks: "I'm pro-curve and pro-eyelash."

Kilmeade fits right in. Sexism is par for the course at Fox News.

Previously:

On the June 14 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends, after Steve Doocy talked about the gender integration of the Navy Sea Chanters, co-host Brian Kilmeade made a sexist comment that caused co-host Gretchen Carlson to walk off the set. From Fox & Friends:

KILMEADE: Women are everywhere. We're letting them play golf and tennis now. It's out of control.

CARLSON: You know what? You know what.

KILMEADE: She's out.

CARLSON: You read the headlines. Since men are so great. Go ahead. Take them away.

KILMEADE: All right. Finally.

CARLSON: Take them away.

KILMEADE: OK.

CARLSON: Go ahead.

KILMEADE: Leaving an all male crew.

CARLSON: In all your glory, go for it.

Watch:

Kilmeade regularly makes sexist jokes and references on the show.

Previously:

Same Sexism, Different Show: Fox's Kilmeade Makes A Comment About Removing A Woman's "Missile Defense"

Foxy News: Kilmeade Again Refers To Women As "Babe[s] ... Skirt[s]"

Kilmeade Gratuitously Mentions Co-Host's Legs While Reporting On Cyclists

During Discussion Of "Mom Caves," Kilmeade Asks Carlson, "Didn't Men Give You The Kitchen?"

Foxy News: The Cable News Home For Sexism, Scantily Clad Women

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Diversity & Discrimination, Gender
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Fox News Channel
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Brian Kilmeade, Gretchen Carlson
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FOX & Friends
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