Fox News' Kilmeade: Sting would "be happy" in the Brazilian rainforest "raising money for those with plates in their lips"December 15, 2005 12:40 PM EST ››› SIMON MALOY
On the December 15 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends, co-host Brian Kilmeade remarked that musical artist Sting, who founded the Rainforest Foundation in 1989 with wife Trudie Styler, would "be happy to be down there [in Brazil] raising money for those with plates in their lips." Kilmeade made his comment while discussing "holiday stuff" on the Fox & Friends set with co-hosts Steve Doocy and Lauren Green.
From the December 15 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:
DOOCY: Take a look, we've got a whole bunch of holiday stuff on board.
KILMEADE: I feel overwhelmed.
GREEN: We have poinsettias.
KILMEADE: I feel like Sting at a concert in Brazil.
DOOCY: What's that mean?
GREEN: Okay, what does that mean?
KILMEADE: He's a rainforest guy. He loves the rainforest.
DOOCY: So he would be happy to be down there?
KILMEADE: He'd be happy to be down there raising money for those with plates in their lips.
GREEN: That came from totally, like, over here.
KILMEADE: You ever see that?
DOOCY: I have had a subscription or two to the National Geographic.
KILMEADE: There you go.
According to the Rainforest Foundation: "The Foundation's first major initiative was to campaign globally for the protection of the lands of the Kayapo Indians in Brazilian Amazonia." Kilmeade may have been referring to the Kayapo Indians, who have traditionally worn disks in their lower lips.