On Monday night, she led airstrikes against the Islamic State in Syria. But on Fox just two days later, she became a laughing matter when “The Five” co-hosts Greg Gutfeld and Eric Bolling cracked a couple of sexist jokes.
The segment started with co-host Kimberly Guilfoyle’s introduction:
Hey ISIS, you were bombed by a woman. Oh yeah, hell came down on ISIS in Syria because — guess what — the first female pilot, piloting for the U.A.E. … leading the strikes, dropped the bombs on ISIS on Monday night. … I’ll take a woman doing this any day to them. I hope that hurt extra bad from you because in some Arab countries, women can’t even drive. Her nickname per [Fox News correspondent] Jennifer Griffin? Lady Liberty.
Almost immediately, Gutfeld interjected:
Problem is, after she bombed it, she couldn’t park it.
Then came Bolling:
Would that be considered boobs on the ground or no?
The wise cracks ignited a firestorm on social media.
Fox News commentator Greta Van Susteren called them out as well.
“Ouch!” she said Wednesday night. “Oh, man, do you think the gents on ‘The Five’ … should get a do-over on that one?”
On Thursday, Bolling apologized on-air for joking about boobs.
“I made a joke and when I got home, I got the look,” he said, referring to the response from his female colleagues. “I said sorry to my wife and I apologize to you all and want to make that very clear.”
Guilfoyle had put her head into her hand and responded, “Why did they ruin my thing?”