Country rock star Kid Rock ripped into Joy Behar on “Fox & Friends” Friday morning, calling the “The View” co-host a “bitch” just moments before urging people to show more love and tolerant for one another.
“People need to calm down, get a little less politically correct and I would say you know, love everybody,” he told co-host Steve Doocy on the live show. “Except, screw that Joy Behar bitch.”
Doocy quickly moved into damage control, chiding the musician and apologizing to viewers for the incident.
“You cannot say that. We apologize for that,” he said.
“I mean, ‘lady,'” Rock added, and later clarified in the segment that he was “joking.”
Reps to Fox News and ABC did not immediately respond to request for comment from TheWrap.
When the show went back to their New York City studio, fellow co-host Ainsley Earhardt also moved swiftly to apologize for the entire program.
“We do need to apologize. We don’t feel that way about Joy Behar,” said Earhardt. “We don’t condone that language.”
Fox News has banned guests for much less than Rock’s remarks, and it’s unclear whether the musician will continue to be allowed as a guest on the channel’s airwaves. Rock has a long history of making eye-brow raising remarks, and briefly made headlines last year after teasing a possible challenge to Michigan Democratic Senator Debbie Stabenow.