As the rest of the world mourns the late Prince Philip after news of his death on Friday, April 9, 2021, Fox & Friends has chosen instead to play what social media has condemned as an offensive and racist blame game. Political parties in the UK have announced that they’ve temporarily suspended campaigning “as a mark of respect,” for Prince Philip (via Twitter). Organizations, like the World Wild Life Fund, that Prince Philip poured much of his time into supporting, have been quick to post tributes to his life’s work (via Twitter). Cricket teams are holding moments of silence (via Twitter).
But, Fox & Friends host, Brian Kilmeade, went a shockingly different direction, blaming Harry and Meghan and their interview with Oprah Winfrey on Prince Philip’s death. “There are reports that [Philip] was enraged after the interview and the fallout from the interview with Oprah Winfrey, so here he is trying to recover and he’s hit with that,” Kilmeade commented (via The Daily Beast).
Twitter condemns Fox & Friends over comments surrounding Prince Philip's death
Twitter has taken no time in condemning Fox & Friends Brian Kilmeade’s comments as senseless, repellent, and racist. “Faux News should be removed from the air,” wrote one, disgusted tweeter. “So offensive. Harry lost his grandfather, no matter whatever else has gone on, like any of us, he should be allowed to grieve without harassment. @FoxNews always takes things too far,” wrote another. “Of course, Fox and Friends found a POC to blame,” chimed in a third via tweet. “Fox and friends is what you find under a rotting log. -wait- I take that back, under a log bugs and friends are actually good for the earth,” tweeted a fourth, enraged.
Kilmeade’s comments are already making the rounds on British news(via The Independent). Neither Kilmeade nor the show he hosts has yet to retract or apologize for his alarming comments.
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