'Still a Racist'
Fox News host Jesse Watters once again is being labeled a racist, this time after he appeared to confuse CBS's Gayle King with ABC's Robin Roberts.
Watters on Wednesday congratulated King for doing a great job interviewing an off-the-rails R. Kelly.
"Hats off to Gayle King for totally redeeming herself after the Smollett fiasco," Watters said on Fox News' "The Five."
Robin Roberts, not Gayle King, conducted the interview with Jussie Smollett, as Fox's Dana Perino – and many, many, many people on social media, were quick to point out.
Amid his laughter, he said he was apologizing.
Jesse Watters: "Hats off to @GayleKing for totally redeeming herself after the [Jussie] Smollett fiasco.."
Dana Perino: "That was not Gayle King...Robin Roberts did the Smollett interview." pic.twitter.com/8nRcLhVybA
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) March 6, 2019
Of course, it's not Watters' first time being accused of racism.
Just before the 2016 election Watters did a man-on-the-street segment in New York City's Chinatown and for nearly five minutes engaged in racist, anti-Asian, and downright offensive behavior. Vox's Libby Nelson put it this way: "Fox News fit an impressive number of offensive Asian stereotypes into 5 minutes."
Here are some responses to Watters' latest racism, via social media:
Jesse Waters knows the difference between these powerful Black women on TV. Just look at the laughter as they joked among themselves! A racist joke on live on TV...but it is Fox News!
— Blkmozes (@SidberryGary) March 6, 2019
Reminder: Jesse Watters is a stone cold racist https://t.co/7RiRVbBLSd
— David Dennis Jr. (@DavidDTSS) March 6, 2019
— Uncle Sugar™️ (@IAmUncleSugar) March 6, 2019
— Jim Early (@mkearley2008) March 6, 2019
as someone who has never once redeemed himself, it seems like Jesse Watters would not be the right expert on the topic.
plus he's a racist. https://t.co/8CkEtG6BtI
— jay cowit (@jaycowit) March 6, 2019
Hats off to @JesseBWatters for proving he’s still a racist
— Trump Whisperer (@Trumpwhisperer) March 6, 2019
— Rich Elam (@RLElam) March 6, 2019
.@JesseBWatters is a racist embarrassment.
— Laurie Crosswell (@lauriecrosswell) March 6, 2019
🤦♂️ You are an embarrassment. https://t.co/swlTZxPDSh
— Anime_Now (@Anime_Now90) March 6, 2019
Jesse Watters is too stupid to be left alone with shoelaces. https://t.co/ockfCbdMVs
— Chris Jackson (@ChrisCJackson) March 6, 2019
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