Fox co-host Bob Beckel has been under fire since he made an insensitive remark about rape on The Five last night.
Beckel said that rape just doesn’t happen on college campuses.
Beckel said: “When was the last time you heard about a rape on campus?”
Co-hosts Eric Bolling and Dana Perino interjected saying that rape, especially date rape, happens all the time on college campuses.
Beckel added: “Well date rape’s one thing but what are you going to do take out your gun and shoot your date?”
It might seem like the co-host was making a distinction between rape and date rape. You know, because he said “date rape’s one thing.” But the Fox host said today that he wasn’t trying to make light of date rape.
“Yesterday, a number of people responded to what I said about date rape as if I didn’t think it was a serious issue. Of course I think it’s a serious issue. It’s a horrible, horrendous issue. And it’s simply put, this, rape is rape. Whether it’s date rape or it’s somebody coming in off the campus trying to rape somebody else. I very strongly feel that way. And so, I just want to straighten the record out on that. I simply was trying to make — there was not a distinction to make here. It simply was that date rape is rape. And that is, by any other definition, rape is rape.”