Surprise! Bill O'Reilly has questionable views about transgender people.
The host made this clear when discussing the controversy surrounding the Oregon football coach who insisted on bringing his 7th and 8th grade team to Hooters.
When guest contributor Alan Colmes argued that the coach's decision was wrong, O'Reilly came to his defense and was shocked that anyone with a liberal ideology would disagree with this kind of exposure. O'Reilly had a hard time understanding how someone who supports "legalizing marijuana," "transsexuals," and males and females "in the locker room" together could then be against bringing 12 to 15-year-old kids to Hooters.
"Look, if you're born a boy you stay in the boys locker room... and then when you're an adult you can go where you want," the Fox News host said. "But this is what gets me about you-- you, Colmes, you--you say no to Hooters but yes to the transgender. Here comes a guy who thinks he’s a girl into the locker room!”
“One issue has nothing to do with the other Bill," Colmes fired back. "One is taking a 12-year-old to see ‘T and A’ and the other is someone who happens to be of indeterminate gender because that’s the way they’re built. It’s a different thing!”
But apparently, the difference was not so obvious to O'Reilly, who continued to battle his point.
“Listen, if the guy goes into the girls’ locker room, there’s going to be what you just described! But you’re ok with it!”
“So a girls’ locker room is like Hooters to you?” Colmes asked.
“Have you ever been in a locker room, Colmes?" O'Reilly yelled back. "They don’t have chicken wings but — it’s called a locker room for a reason! Do you see what I’m saying?”
Colmes seemed not to "see" what O'Reilly was saying.
Watch the video for the full interview.