On the July 13 edition of Fox News’ The Kelly File, host Megyn Kelly and actor, writer and comedian D.L. Hughley get into a heated debate over the recent killings of Louisiana man Alton Sterling and Philando Castile in Minnesota.
In the explosive segment, the comedian comments on the fact that Mark Fuhrman was on before him.
“I didn’t know Mark Fuhrman was going to be here,” Hughley says.
Kelly asks, “What did you make of that, because you’re shaking your head?”
“I think that cops have a different perspective than us, and I think it was interesting to hear Mark Fuhrman, who was actually, got in trouble for perjuring himself, call somebody a liar. It’s ridiculous,” the comedian responds.
Then it began. The two clashed over the Black Lives Matter movement and police brutality.
Hughley: We were talking about the young man that just got murdered in Minnesota.
Kelly: And the rush to judgment and the assumption you know something when you don’t actually know it.
Hughley: Well first off, what I’ll tell you is this. It is not uncommon for you all to see one thing. The only place racism doesn’t exist is Fox News and the police department.
Kelly: Come on.
Hughley: That’s the only place. That’s absolutely true.
Kelly: That’s insulting. You just insulted millions of people watching this channel.
Hughley: And you know what? I’m insulted by the things I hear on this network, so we’re even. I could care less about insulting people that insult me on a daily basis.
Hughley: I think a lot of people on this network have never seen a Black man they didn’t think deserved it.
Since last night’s interview, Hughley has been at the center of a maelstrom of conservative, white backlash. However, many of his fans and supporters came to his defense.