The set of “Fox & Friends” was not pleased with Christian Bale’s speech at the Golden Globe’s on Sunday after the actor thanked Satan for inspiring his role as former vice president Dick Cheney. On set the next morning, co-host Brian Kilmeade offered a stern finger wag, saying the “Vice” star had besmirched the name of a longtime U.S. public servant.
“Christian Bale is a really good actor and really despises Republicans, especially Dick Cheney,” Kilmeade said after playing a clip of Bale’s speech crediting Satan and trashing Cheney with multiple bleeped expletives.
“It’s just a real insult to a guy who spent his whole life in public service, from secretary of defense, to chief of staff, to vice president of the United States,” he added.
“There was Christian Bale being political [when] the show was otherwise politics free,” said fellow co-host Steve Doocy.
Bale picked up the award for best actor in a comedy or musical on last night’s Globes for playing Cheney in the film “Vice.”
“Thank you to Satan for giving me inspiration for playing this role,” Bale said, noting that he had now “[cornered] the market on charisma-free a–holes”
The show’s third anchor, Ainsley Earhardt, lightened the mood with a shoutout to 85-year-old Carol Burnett who became the first recipient of the newly created “Carol Burnett Award for outstanding achievement.”
“We all grew up watching her. She is such an icon and she gained the respect of everyone in that room,” she said.
Covering “Hollywood hate” after any awards show has become one of Fox News’ staple in the Trump era. Celebrities used their mics to denounce President Trump or take aim at specific policies of his administration at the Oscars, Emmys and Tonys in 2017 and 2018.
At the 2018 Tony Awards, Robert De Niro earned applause after saying “F–k Trump” and pumping his fists. “It’s no longer down with Trump, it’s f–k Trump,” he said.