Beyoncé Causes Teenage Pregnancy? Bill O’Reilly Thinks So

The conservative TV commentator says the singer is “harming” the kids.

Posted:
 
484508835-singer-beyonce-performs-onstage-during-day-2-of-the
Beyoncé

Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images for Coachella

This is not the first time Bill O’Reilly has ranted about Beyoncé, but this might be his most ridiculous.

The Fox television host decried Beyoncé’s appearance on Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world, accusing the singer of “harming” children, according to the Guardian.

The newspaper reported that the conservative talking head never quite got around to explaining “how” or “what” Beyoncé was doing to cause such “harm,” but that didn’t stop him for essentially blaming her for teenage pregnancy in the African-American community.

“Beyoncé knows that young girls [are] getting pregnant in the African-American community, and now it's about 70 percent [who are] out of wedlock. She should be smart enough to know what she is doing now is harming some children,” O’Reilly said on a recent episode of the Fox News Channel’s The O’Reilly Factor.

O’Reilly’s attacks on black music artists are not new. He has criticized rappers Common and Nas in the past.

According to O’Reilly, Beyoncé is just one part of a larger problem with black culture as well as the culture of poverty.

As he told the Guardian: “[There are] cultural deficits … not only [in] black precincts, but in poor, white precincts and Hispanic precincts with unsupervised children … Beyoncé is part of that problem.”

Read more at the Guardian.

Comments
The Root encourages respectful debate and dialogue in our commenting community. To improve the commenting experience for all our readers we will be experimenting with some new formats over the next few weeks. During this transition period the comments section will be unavailable to users.

We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your continued support of The Root.

While we are experimenting, please feel free to leave feedback below about your past experiences commenting at The Root.