Bill O’Reilly is continuing to express his disapproval of Beyoncé’s new music, criticizing her on the "Late Show with David Letterman" this past weekend. The Fox News host called her most recent videos “raunchy,” prompting Letterman to acknowledge that most music videos have been for the past 40 to 50 years.
He then asked O’Reilly about Miley Cyrus’ highly criticized “Wrecking Ball” video, in which she is naked. “I missed that. I don’t know how,” O’Reilly said.
The controversial host then proceeded to compare Beyoncé’s latest antics to “thugs,” earning the disapproval of Letterman’s audience. He stated that the talented singer is worth $350 million and therefore “she doesn’t have to do this. I mean some of these thugs that’s all they can do, but she doesn’t have to."
Letterman replied, "We don’t go calling people thugs,” causing the audience to cheer.
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Just last week, during a segment with mogul Russell Simmons, the Fox News host claimed Beyoncé is not a good role model for young girls. "She puts out a new album with a video that glorifies having sex in the back of a limousine. Teenage girls look up to Beyoncé, particularly girls of color. … Why on earth would this woman do that?" he asked, referring to her sexualized music video, “Partition.”
"Why would she do it when she knows the devastation that unwanted pregnancies … and fractured families—why would Beyoncé do that? I believe an entertainer like Beyoncé has an obligation to protect children,” he added. “Not put out exploitative garbage that you know harms impressionable children. I think Beyoncé, what she has done here is inexplicable.”