Although the entire panel of Fox and Friends has a penchant for humiliating themselves with stupid and offensive comments, Brian Kilmeade definitely stands out as a beacon of absurdity.
Case in point: While talking about the recent shark attack on Australian surfer Mick Fanning at the World Surf League’s J-Bay Open in South Africa, the presenter wondered why sharks are actually attacking humans. Actually, he was quite confused by the presence of great whites in the ocean to begin with.
“I think that the most shocking thing is that after you hear about the six attacks in North Carolina, OK, these are just swimmers,” said Kilmeade. “But then when you see a champion surfer and you have a three-camera shoot and an overhead shot, [you] say, ‘Oh my goodness, it could happen anywhere.'”
Ignoring the fact that humans are basically invading sharks' natural environment, Kilmeade went on with his idiocy by presenting a brilliant solution to tackle the shark problem: remove them from the ocean.
“You would think that they would have a way of clearing the waters before a competition of this level,” he added. “But I guess they don’t.”
This is not the first time the Fox News resident has surprised the audience with his absurd remarks. Take a look at some of Kilmeade’s finest moments on live television:
When he said all terrorists are Muslims
In a conversation following a discussion on 9/11, Brian Kilmeade said, “The debate is almost like our debate on training wheels," adding that there was a certain group of people that attacked the United States on 9/11.
To make his startling remark clear, he explained: “It wasn't just one person, it was one religion. Not all Muslims are terrorists, but all terrorists are Muslims.”
When he mixed up World Cup football with U.S. foreign policy
While talking about the victorious women’s football team, Kilmeade noted that the U.S. team was “running the Japanese into the ground at a time when they should have sat back around let Japan come at them.”
He also confused football tactics with U.S. foreign policy.
“To me, this personifies the American personality. We’re gonna come at you, we’re gonna attack you, and if we’re going to lose, it’s going to be because we’re leaning forward, not leaning back, and we’re going to press you into answering us,” he added.
When he asked a Nicaraguan meteorologist what it was like growing up on tacos
During a celebration of National Taco Day, Kilmeade asked Nicaraguan meteorologist Maria Molina to host a special segment to describe what it was like growing up eating tacos every day – because all Latinos have tacos as their native food, according to the presenter.
“I didn’t grow up on tacos,” Molina shot back. “I’m Nicaraguan, it’s not a native food.”
When he said Americans “keep marrying other species and ethnics”
Discussing a scientific study based on research done in Finland and Sweden, Kilmeade exclaimed married couples in these regions aren’t as likely to suffer from Alzheimer’s because unlike Americans, they have pure genes.
“[Americans] keep marrying other species and ethnics,” he said. “In America, we marry everybody – we marry Italians and Irish.”
However, Kilmeade later apologized for his racist statement.
When he asked Bob Bergdahl if he was out of razors
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s father grew his beard as an act of solidarity with his captured son. Therefore, when the soldier was freed, Kilmeade’s biggest concern was the fact that Bob Bergdahl hadn’t got rid of his facial hair.
“Well, your son’s out now. So if you really don’t – no longer look like a member of the Taliban, you don’t have to look like a member of the Taliban. Are you out of razors?” Kilmeade asked during the show – because that should have been Bergadhl’s first priority after his son’s return, obviously.
When he implored his viewers to grab their guns and get drunk
In an anti-gun control statement, Kilmeade implored the audience to grab their firearms and get drunk in Virginia bars – because nothing could go wrong when you drunkenly carry a concealed weapon in a public setting.
When his response to Ban Ki-moon’s name left everyone baffled
While talking about United Nations General Secretary Ban Ki-moon, the Fox and Friends presenter responded with “I've eaten there before,” baffling everyone in the audience.
When he attacked Mennonites for being un-American
Being a patriotic Christian, Brian Kilmeade was not happy when a Mennonite College decided to play an instrumental version of the national anthem because they felt the lyrics went against their pacifist tradition.
In Kilmeade’s own words: “The national anthem is banned.”