Bill O’Reilly recently told black people to wear T-shirts that say "Don't Get Pregnant At 14."
During last night's broadcast of the “The O’Reilly Factor,” the controversial Fox News host was interviewing Martin Luther King III, who is Martin Luther King Jr.’s oldest son, noted MediaMatters.org (video below).
"Our nation does need to hear a unifying message that brings us together," said King. "In other words, the African-American community may not always suggest that it is constantly a victim, but while there are victim situations, you can overcome those situations and become successful."
O'Reilly claimed that Al Sharpton, Samuel L. Jackson and President Obama were not saying that message.
“You see, I don’t mind President Obama saying to LeBron James, ‘Hey, look, I’m with you.’ And that’s what he did,” said O’Reilly. “But he also has to provide some leadership in the sense of saying just what you said. Just exactly what you said."
"You know what, we fight the injustice and we realize it’s there, but we love our country, we applaud the progress we’ve made, and here is a pathway to success. You know, don’t abandon your children. Don’t get pregnant at 14. Don’t allow your neighborhoods to deteriorate into free fire zones. That’s what the African-American community should have on their T-shirts.” added O'Reilly, reports Talking Points Memo.
Later, O'Reilly asked King if America was a "noble nation." When King agreed, O'Reilly, stated, "Now, that's interesting because your father was gunned down by a white racist, killed, his life taken, but yet, you, his eldest son still believe that America is a noble nation."