One of the regulars on Fox News said on the air that young, attractive women shouldn’t vote and instead should devote their time to online dating, reports the New York Daily News.
Kimberly Guilfoyle, one of the co-hosts of “The Five,” made the comments Tuesday during an episode of the show. The report notes that Guilfoyle, 45, who helped pay for law school by modeling, said young, attractive women don’t have the right “life experiences” to decide who should be in office.
“It’s the same reason why young women on juries are not a good idea. They don’t get it!” she said, according to the report.
Attractive young women should only be given the right to vote after they have earned experience through paying bills, handling a mortgage or having kids, she said. “They’re like healthy and hot and running around without a care in the world,” Guilfoyle added.
Co-host Bob Beckel commented during the exchange that young women have “every right in the world” to sit on a jury.
On Thursday, Guilfoyle said her comments were made in jest.
“I made a joke,” she said. “If I wanted to excuse someone from jury service that is the language you use in the courtroom. I take the right to vote very seriously. I take the right to serve on a jury very seriously and I think you should be informed when you do both things.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, her comments attracted criticism from prominent figures, including “Star Trek” actor Leonard Nimoy, who tweeted, “Kimberly Guilfoyle on Fox telling young people not to vote? Unbelievable !!”