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09/08/2014 12:39 pm ET Updated Sep 08, 2014

'Fox & Friends' Hosts Really Don't Get The Problem With Ray Rice Hitting His Wife

The 'Fox & Friends' co-hosts responded pretty much exactly how you'd expect them to on Monday after video was released of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice punching his wife in an elevator.

Without giving many details about the assault, the hosts quickly began comparing the incident to other cases of domestic violence among celebrities. But rather than putting any kind of blame on the abuser, the co-hosts pointed the finger at the women.

"She still married him!" Steve Doocy said of Rice's wife, Janay Palmer.

"Rihanna went back to Chris Brown right after [he assaulted her]," Brian Kilmeade said. "A lot of people thought that was a terrible message."

Doocy compared the video to the elevator incident between Jay Z and Solange. To which Kilmeade then-- you guessed it-- defended Jay Z for not hitting back.

"I think the message is, take the stairs," Kilmeade concluded.

No. That's really not the message.

Doocy then chimed in once more.

"The message is, when you're in an elevator, there's a camera."

Nope. Still not the message.

Watch the video for the full clip on Fox News.

(h/t: Sports Grid)

UPDATE: The Baltimore Ravens terminated Rice's contract later on Monday afternoon.

A Fox News spokesperson told the Washington Post's Erik Wemple that “Fox & Friends” will address the offensive comments on Tuesday, making it just the latest in a long series of apologies or clarifications the show has had to make.

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