A Fox News host said something so awkward to Sarah Palin she couldn't help but cringe—and for good reason.
Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin recently appeared on Fox News' late-night night talk show segment Gutfeld!, which stars host Greg Gutfeld as he interviews political figures. The show recently aired a popular segment in which Gutfeld interviewed former President Donald Trump.
Gutfeld is also known for his work on Fox News' other talk show segment The Five. It stars five different rotating hosts, who discuss topics such as pop culture and politics.
Palin, a staunch conservative and 2008 U.S. Republican vice presidential candidate running with presidential candidate and former Arizona Senator Jon McCain, has appeared on Fox News multiple times for political commentary and interviews.
Palin was being interviewed by Gutfeld, who made a sexist and sexually harassing statement to Palin, causing her to become visibly uncomfortable.
Gutfeld began by asking Palin whether he should call her by her title (governor) or by her name. Palin responds, saying that calling her Sarah is fine.
To which Gutfeld grossly responds:
"'Governor is hotter."
After this exchange, we see Palin shift to becoming quite uncomfortable, as she clears her throat amid the awkward silence that follows.
Watch the clip here:
Gutfeld may be a very popular Fox News host, but he is no stranger to making awkward and ignorant commentary.
He recently received backlash for commenting on Afghanistan, where he said he thought that the Afghan people "just ride goats."
He also got called out, on Fox News of all places, for his selfish take on the conviction of Derek Chauvin, the police officer who murdered George Floyd, a black man, in broad daylight in 2020, prompting waves of Black Lives Matter protests across the country.
In response to Chauvin's conviction, Gutfeld said he was glad for the verdict, not because he believed there was enough evidence to convict Chauvin, but because he didn't want to be looted.
"I'm just going to get really selfish...I'm glad that he was found guilty on all charges, even if he might not be guilty of all charges. I am glad that he is guilty of all charges because I want a verdict that keeps this country from going up in flames."
"My neighborhood was looted. I don't ever want to go through that again!"
Many Twitter users stood up for Palin during this cringey moment, pointing out the sexism and sexual harassment in Gutfeld's comment.
@atrupar Is it me or did the "Governor" look a little uncomfortable with that sexy comment,?— Just Breathe...aka Steph (@Just Breathe...aka Steph) 1631848898.0
@atrupar You can feel the contempt in her pause— FDA APPROVED PROFOUND DESPERADO💉😷 (@FDA APPROVED PROFOUND DESPERADO💉😷) 1631848520.0
@atrupar There it is. There is the one time I’ve felt for her— Torturously Okay (@Torturously Okay) 1631848995.0
@atrupar Sarah’s facial expression and throat clearing says it all. And he probably didn’t notice any of it.— BezierCurve (@BezierCurve) 1631850651.0
@atrupar Funniest man in late night! Ask the two crew guys he pays to laugh at his jokes.— Joe 🏰🏐🌳🌠 (@Joe 🏰🏐🌳🌠) 1631848494.0
While Palin herself has not made a statement on the incident at this time, it is clear to see that Gutfeld's comment about her title being "hotter" than her name made her very uncomfortable.