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."
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.
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.
CARLSON: Go ahead.
KILMEADE: Leaving an all male crew.
CARLSON: In all your glory, go for it.
Kilmeade regularly makes sexist jokes and references on the show.