Try BlazeTV for Free
News

Fox News Hosts Facing Backlash After Jokes About Female Pilot: 'Boobs on the Ground

"Hey ISIS, you were bombed by a woman."

In this June 13, 2013 photo provided by the Emirates News Agency, WAM, sMaj. Mariam al-Mansouri, the first Emirati female fighter jet pilot prepare to take off, in United Arab Emirates. A senior United Arab Emirates diplomat says the Gulf federation’s first female air force pilot helped carry out airstrikes against Islamic State militants earlier this week. The Emirati embassy in Washington said on its official Twitter feed Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 that Ambassador Yousef al-Otaiba confirmed the F-16 pilot’s role. Rumors had swirled on social media that Maj. Mariam al-Mansouri was involved in the strikes, but Emirati officials had not previously confirmed that was the case.(AP Photo/Emirates News Agency, WAM) AP Photo/Emirates News Agency, WAM\n

UPDATE: Fox News host Eric Bolling apologized for his off-color remark.

Fox News hosts are fielding criticism after making jokes surrounding a female United Arab Emirates fighter pilot who is helping lead efforts against the Islamic State.

On Wednesday, hosts of "The Five" discussed Major Mariam Al Mansouri, a 35-year-old from the United Arab Emirates, who participated in the nation's recent airstrikes, with cohost Kimberly Guilfoyle praising her participation.

"Hey ISIS, you were bombed by a woman," she said. “I hope that hurt extra bad, because in some Arab countries women can’t even drive."

But a few jokes from her male peers that followed have critics speaking out.

"Problem is, after she bombed it, she couldn’t park it," said cohost Greg Gutfeld.

Fellow cohost Eric Bolling added, "Would that be considered boobs on the ground or no?"

Watch these comments below:

The Huffington Post decried the jokes as "sexist." Read some of the other responses on Twitter below:

Mansouri has gained attention this week for becoming the UAE's first female fighter pilot. Read more about her here.

(H/T: Mediaite)

One last thing…
Watch TheBlaze live and on demand on any device, anywhere, anytime.
try premium
Exclusive video
All Videos
Watch BlazeTV on your favorite device, anytime, anywhere.
Try BlazeTV for Free
Recommended
Daily News Highlights

Get the news that matters most delivered directly to your inbox.