As if Victoria's Secret models aren't enough, it appears that Jesus' favorite morning show is now featuring women's leggings as a source of creepy titillation for some assembled "dads" who police what their daughters wear. Uh, yuk?
Fox's bizarre war on (or obsession with?) women's leggings began as a reaction to a "viral video" done by a Tennesse woman who asserts that "leggings ain't pants." Thus, Tuesday's Fox & Friends featured a fashion critique of this leggings as pants trend - a critique DONE BY AN ALL MALE PANEL. (Kinda reminds of the all male congressional hearing on the ACA's birth control mandate, but hey, that's patriarchy fer ya!)
As Steve Doocy's all male panels tittered, Steve Doocy proclaimed that "leggins ain't pants" and asked if the creator of the viral video "has a point." A shouting Doocy, moving towards the camera, asked if "his esteemed panel" of dads "would allow their daughters to wear leggings to school." He introduced his panel: Duck Dynasty's Willie Robertson, Fox legal analyst Arthur Aidala, and Andrew Sansone who is married to Fox reporter Julie Banderas. Canned applause was played during the intros.
Doocy asked Robertson if he is "comfortable with the women in your life parading in public in leggings because they ain't pants, I've heard?" Fashion maven Robertson spoke of how "his women" wear longer shirts, over the leggings, to cover up their lady parts." Everybody giggled. The banner: "The Dads Decide What Leggings Are Appropriate For Their Daughters." Aidala joked about a house "rule" that if isn't appropriate for a monastery, it can't be worn outside. Doocy, "I'm with you on that." The locker room atmosphere was enhanced by hooting in the background.
Doocy then brought out, in succession, three legging wearing women for more leching and leering. Aidala "joked" that he wasn't looking at the first model. When Robertson said it was "modest," Doocy sported a great big grin as he asked him about his past comment on covering the lady parts. Aidala: "Its not so tight you can see a tattoo on her leg."
The cringe fest progressed downhill. There were loud guffaws after Doocy noted that the second model had "covered her tail." Loud cheers erupted when a model, wearing a tight tank top over leggings, emerged. (Can't you just smell the testosterone?) Robertson: "I'd like a photo of her." Aidala joked about having taken nitroglycerin pills before the show. The camera focused on Paige's lady parts.
In an attempt to let the ladies in on the topic, Kimberly Guilfoyle, on Wednesday interviewed the creator of the "leggings ain't pants video." The former Victoria's Secret was in total agreement with its premise, Video of legging clad women was shown while Jamie Higdon talked about her "public service" video. Guilfoyle moved her body to emphasize how women aren't covering their "rump, rump" and that's "awkward for everybody." The banner asked "when is it appropriate to wear leggings?"
The irony is rich. On a show (and "news" network) that has no qualms about showing lots of T&A, Fox News "dads" are discussing the appropriateness of leggings. (Do they want their daughters to wear burkas?) If this isn't creepy, I don't know what is!!!!
And, if Robertson has any real daughters (or a real wife, for that matter), he’d know that LEGGINGS cover a woman’s “lady parts” (it’s either that or Robertson’s confusing what leggings are—they cover “lady parts” just as well as jeans, slacks or even panty hose).