Can you imagine Bill O'Reilly's outrage if students at a publicly funded or an Ivy League college showed up at a Halloween party dressed as pregnant nuns or priests with enlarged, exposed private parts? (According to the Catholic League's Bill Donohue, these costumes exist.) Yet, Bill, and his wing men, Greg Gutfeld and Bernard McGuirk seem to think that students at the University of Colorado should be able to wear, in contravention of the school's guidelines, Halloween costumes that are racially and ethnically insensitive. But then should we be surprised? After all, O'Reilly didn't think that African-Americans have table manners, Greg Gutfeld believes that SCOTUS Justice Sonia Sotomayor was picked only because she's Hispanic, and Bernard McGuirk referred to African-American college championship basketball players as "nappy headed ho's."
On last Friday's Factor, O'Reilly told his boyz that the University of Colorado has told its students to avoid wearing offensive Halloween costumes that include cowboys, Indians, and anything with a sombrero. The boyz laughed hysterically at the mention of the sombrero. He continued to cite examples of what the school considers to be inappropriate. O'Reilly and the boyz joked about Miley Cyrus costumes.
McGuirk accused the school of being "humorless nerds in academia." When he said that "they encourage walking around nude on campus." Bill interjected "that's Brown University." Bill, of course, is twisting the truth because, as I reported, Brown sponsored an event that featured nudity only in specified activities as part of "Nudity in the Upspace," which was an exploration of body image. Students were NOT walking around the campus in the nude but thanks Bill for giving that impression and, once again, trying to smear Brown. McGuirk "joked" that all schools allow nudity.
O'Reilly pontificated that "if Gutfeld and I were students at the University of Colorado, we would organize a group to go to class on Halloween wearing sombreros, everybody wears em." Bill "joked" that "if you can't dress as a cowboy, there can be no gay pride parade in NY." Gutfeld added that if students want to wear cowboy clothes they should say that they're playing a character from Brokeback Mountain and if they don't like it accuse them of homophobia.
Rather than discuss the issue of racial and ethnic sensitivity, O'Reilly opined that this is evidence that "they want to control our lives, they want to control every bit of what we do, big soda, no, dressing up like the Lone Ranger , how dare you dress up like Roy Rogers. This is insane." McGuirk "joked" that you can be Princess Diana with a steering wheel coming out of your head but if you put on a fake beard and a turban you're half a war criminal." O'Reilly did acknowledge that the Princess Diana thing would be inappropriate.
Gutfeld said that the "campus administrators are terrified of angry activists." Bill said it bloviated that this was an attempt to beat down individualism in the United states blah blah blah. He added that he would be "dressed as Pocahontas if he was out there." (Out there?) McGuirk asserted that if "you show up at his house with a turban, feathers, and sombrero you get extra candy." Bill instructed everybody in Boulder to "wear a sombrero for Halloween."
So, uh, in Bill's world, it's cool to don black face and dress up as "Little Black Sambo," "Buckwheat," or any other offensive African-American character because individualism?!
If Bill were "out there!"