Fox News host Bill O'Reilly half apologized to California Rep. Maxine Waters for saying her wig looked like James Brown.
O'Reilly made the crack on "Fox & Friends" on Tuesday morning while viewing a clip of Waters speaking out against President Donald Trump and his supporters.
“I didn’t hear a word she said. I was looking at the James Brown wig,” he quipped.
O'Reilly released a statement offering an apology to Waters on Tuesday, then delivered another half-hearted apology on his show.
O’Reilly said Waters is “totally sincere in her belief system” and “should not be marginalized by political opponents.”
While stifling a giggle, he said:
“I made that mistake this morning on ‘Fox & Friends.’ I said in a simple jest that the congresswoman’s hair distracted me. Well, that was stupid. I apologize. It had no place in the conversation."