Fox News - not exactly known for its comedy stylings. So we’re not entirely shocked to see one of the network’s anchors attempt to deliver a joke that landed with what can only be described as a thud to end all thuds.
The gang on The Five were gabbing about George Clooney’s recent engagement when Eric Bolling, seemingly out of nowhere, announced that the Oscar-winning actor was gay!
Um…sorry, do you know something we don’t, Eric?
None of his four co-hosts laughed during this suuuuper awkward moment. In fact one of them even gasped!
It took Bolling about .2 seconds to realize the implications that come from calling someone gay live on-air, and then began the backpedalling.
He hurriedly explained:
“Now, now, he watches the show. Let me explain. For all the ladies out there who think he’s amazing, just admit it, he’s either gay or he’s married. Just get over it. Move on. There’s got to be someone else.”
Wow. Dig that hole any deeper and you’re gonna hit China, Mr. Bolling.
We’re assuming someone in the control room didn’t find Bolling’s “joke” funny either because later in the show, he explained himself once again, saying:
“They want me to make sure I point out that I was kidding about Clooney…get it, ‘he’s either gay or married,’ so he’s off the market. So stop dreaming about George Clooney.”
His co-host Dana Perino can then be heard say, “I didn’t get it.”
Yeah, no one did, Dana. Because it made zero sense.
Eric offered up yet ANOTHER clarification even later in the show, saying once again that he was kidding about Clooney being gay.
Say you were kidding all you want, Bolling. But we’d suggest that rather than say you were kidding, just go with, “I’m not funny!”
Because you’re not. Leave comedy to the professionals. Like the staff at The Daily Show. Those guys are so good, they can get us to laugh at anything!
Watch The Five’s Eric Bolling’s major George Clooney gay gaffe above!
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