BILL O’REILLY “APOLOGIZES” FOR HIS SEXIST-RACIST COMMENTS ABOUT MAXINE WATERS

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly apologized Tuesday after coming under fire for mocking a black congresswoman’s hair.

During an appearance on “Fox & Friends,” O’Reilly reacted to a clip of Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) delivering a speech on the floor of the House of Representatives.

“I didn’t hear a word she said,” O’Reilly said of Waters. “I was looking at the James Brown wig.”

“If we have a picture of James Brown — it’s the same wig,” he added.

The remarks were widely denounced as both racist and sexist on Twitter, where O’Reilly’s name was trending Tuesday morning and afternoon.

In a statement Tuesday afternoon, O’Reilly expressed regret for the remarks.

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