BlackWomenAtWork know how Maxine Waters and April Ryan feel
To say Fox News commentator Bill O'Reilly and White House press secretary Sean Spicer touched a nerve would be an understatement.
Both men made comments Tuesday that struck many observers as being disrespectful of two prominent and successful black women. And those comments sparked a viral social media reaction.
In O'Reilly's case, he said he couldn't focus on a word that Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., said in a clip shown on Fox & Friends because he was looking at her "James Brown wig."
O'Reilly later apologized, saying it was a "dumb" joke and that he respected Waters "for being sincere in her beliefs."
Spicer took issue with the questions being asked by American Urban Radio Networks reporter April Ryan during a news conference at the White House. Spicer accused Ryan of having a biased agenda and at one point told her "stop shaking your head."