On August 2, 16-year-old Gabby Douglas became the first African-American woman to win a gold medal in individual all-around gymnastics while competing in the 2012 Summer Olympics. And if there’s one thing FOX News’ audience hates, it’s black people winning things for the first time, so here’s Alisyn Camerota calling Gabby’s outfit anti-American because it didn’t explode into red, white and blue fireworks as the ashes floated down in the form Jesus’s face. Via The Huffington Post:
“You know, Gabby had that great moment, and everyone was so excited, and she’s in hot pink — and that’s her prerogative,” Camerota said. Webb, who hosts a program on Sirius/XM’s “Patriot” channel, wondered, “What’s wrong with showing some pride?” He likened the uniform choice to a “kind of soft anti-American feeling that Americans can’t show their exceptionalism.” Camerota pointed out how other nations, like China, wore nationalistic colors.
Above, Stephen Colbert does a much better job than I would tackling this shit, so in the meantime, let me beat all the racists to the punch by posting a link to some black women criticizing Gabby’s hair on Twitter. Because a couple of catty bitches being catty is the same thing as a national news network pandering to its millions of viewers that, yes, most black people are strange, foreign threats who secretly hate America. Except the ones who shamelessy take FOX News’ money to deliver that message, am I right, David Webb? (For real though, don’t speak out of line or Roger Ailes will whip you. Blink once for yes, twice for you’ve seen the ships.)