In perhaps Fox News’s most tone-deaf, sexist, misogynistic segment in the history of its existence, Steve Doocy of Fox and Friends decided it would be a great idea to ask a panel of middle aged white men whether they, the Masters of the Universe, though leggings were appropriate for women to wear.
The panel of ‘experts’ included Andrew Sansone (the husband of Fox anchor Julie Banderas), Fox News legal analyst Arthur Aidala, and reality show Duck Dynasty star Willie Robertson – all solid conservative white males renown for their expertise on the lesser sex.
After watching a viral video of a Tennessee woman answering the question as to whether leggings were pants, Doocy asked the panel: “Are you comfortable with the women in your life parading in public in leggings?”
The panel of women owners then took turns judging three hapless models dressed in leggings, who for reasons best known to themselves thought this would advance gender debate in America. Only one of the women, Amanda, was deemed appropriately dressed in her leggings and hoodie combo, and could “even go to church like that,” according to a Arthur Aidala – who could barely contain his impish delight through the whole debacle:
If the corporate heads at Fox want to understand why their demographic is rapidly turning into a retirement community and is losing young people at a faster rate than all of the other networks, they might want to look at programming abominations like this.
Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.