Brown’s daughter, Yamma Brown Alexander, also shared her thoughts.
“That was a compliment Bill O’Reilly,” she posted on Instagram. “Dad’s hair was always laid!! But that’s all you got from what Maxine Waters said? Sad!”
O’Reilly has since apologized in a statement, saying, “As I have said many times, I respect Congresswoman Maxine Waters for being sincere in her beliefs. I said that again today on ‘Fox & Friends’ calling her ‘old school.’ Unfortunately, I also made a jest about her hair which was dumb. I apologize.”
Waters responded on “All in With Chris Hayes” on MSNBC on Tuesday night.
“I’m a strong black woman and I cannot be intimidated. I cannot be undermined. I cannot be thought of to be a friend of Bill O’Reilly or any body,” she said. “I’d like to say to women out there everywhere: Don’t allow these right-wing talking heads, these dishonorable people, to intimidate you or scare you. Be who you are, do what you do and let us get on with discussing the real issues of this county.”