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Video: Bill O'Reilly, Jesse Watters ridicule LGBT people at Coney Island's Mermaid Parade

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July 12, 2013
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Bill O'Reilly and his producer Jesse Watters spent a five minute segment last night mocking LGBT people at the annual  Coney Island Mermaid Parade, and wondering what business they had being there, Media Matters reports:

The package featured Watters asking parade-goers dressed in drag and in costumes a variety of questions, followed by derisive reactions from either Watters or from inserted film clips that depicted famous actors and actresses in moments exuding disgust or disdain. One clip of an attendee dancing near Watters was spliced together with a clip of Jim Carrey's Ace Ventura character puking into a toilet. At one point, Watters asked a parade-goer -- who revealed he was a teacher -- whether he was "setting a good example" for children.

After the package played, O'Reilly opined, "I'm not being a wiseguy or being offensive. It seems like there are a lot of gays attracted to this ... Why is that?''

Asked O'Reilly: "Just a week ago there was a gay pride parade. How many parades do you want?"