Bill O’Reilly Says He’s Distracted by Maxine Waters ‘James Brown Wig’

Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly has come under fire for criticizing California Congresswoman Maxine Waters’ hair on an episode of “Fox & Friends.”

After watching a clip of Rep. Waters pleading for democracy and tolerance in a speech to Congress, O’Reilly said, laughing, “I didn’t hear a word she said, I was looking at the James Brown wig.”

O’Reilly apologized in a statement soon after: “I respect congresswoman Maxine Waters for being sincere in her beliefs. I said that again today on Fox and Friends calling her ‘old school.’ Unfortunately, I also made a jest about her hair which was dumb. I apologize.”

He truly messed with the wrong woman, however. Waters has since hit back during an interview with Chris Hayes, saying, “I’m a strong, black woman, and I cannot be intimidated; I cannot be undermined.”

Meanwhile, Twitter went after the Fox anchor.

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