The hosts of "Fox & Friends" have been confused over a new sign for gender-neutral restrooms, which will soon be installed at Illinois State University (ISU).
This morning "Fox & Friends" co-host Steve Doocy interviewed some "Fox fans" on a sidewalk in New York City to see if they could figure out the gender-neutral sign, noted Salon.com (video below).
While Doocy seemed to be trying to stir up outrage, several of the people, including a young boy, could identify the sign.
Doocy seemed frustrated that the folks on the street were not as confused or outraged as he was.
“They’re better people than us,” Fox News co-host Brian Kilmeade later admitted, reported MediaMatters.org. “I could not figure it out and we had the story in front of us. Makes no sense. Why is the torso so big and the dress so small?”
“I can’t answer that for you either, but it’s supposed to make everybody feel comfortable," added co-host Anna Kooiman.
A Fox News caption during the segment read: "Bathroom Boondoggle: Are New Gender Signs Just Too Confusing?"
Illinois State University was clear in its explanation about the gender neutral restrooms, which are open to people of any sex.
“The reason for it is rather simple,” Michael Shane McCreery, director and ethics officer in the Office of Equal Opportunity, Ethics and Access at ISU, told the school website VidetteOnline.com. “It evidences the university’s efforts to have an inclusive environment.”
Outside the Fox News studios in New York City, gender neutral bathrooms are popping up all across the country. MiscellanyNews.org reported earlier this year that "150 colleges have gender-neutral bathrooms."