Fox host Greg Gutfeld applauds high school teacher charged with engaging in unlawful sexual intercourse with 16-year-old student

Gutfeld: “16 years old, I would have died for that!”

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Citation From the May 22, 2023, edition of Fox News' Gutfeld!

GREG GUTFELD (HOST): OK, this 38-year-old math teacher in California, was once named teacher of the year (and I support that), was arrested and booked into jail for allegedly having sex with a 16-year-old male student. She posted bail but this is what bothers me. 

KATHERINE TIMPF: The fact that she had sex with a student? 

GUTFELD: No, that she went to jail for it! I'm sorry! Come on! 16 years old — I would have died for that! 

TIMPF: Again, I am vehemently against banging kids. 

GUTFELD: Can we live in the real world? 

TIMPF: I can't believe how many times I've had to say that just sitting in this chair.

GUTFELD: Let's live in the real world, Kat.

TIMPF: I've never had to say it any other time


GREG: A 16-year-old boy! 16-year-old boy with like a hot teacher. You're, I mean — what was the Van Halen song? Hot for teacher? That was written about this! It wasn't about, hey, let's have a responsible relationship with someone close to my age. Peter, you're a professor. You deal with, you've dealt with topics in a way like this. Am I right to say it's an unfair comparison to do the female-to-male teacher? Like a male teacher, 38-year-old, creepy. Female, heroic. 

According to The Los Angeles Times, high school math teacher Tracy Vanderhulst was arrested on Thursday, May 18, “on suspicion of unlawful sexual intercourse with a 16-year-old male student.” The New York Post, which host Greg Gutfeld cites as the source for his segment, refers to the alleged crime as “statutory rape.”