Fox News host Bill O’Reilly chided Stephen Colbert on Monday for making fun of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia following the high court’s decision legalizing marriage equality.
“In a few months, Colbert will be competing against [Jimmy] Fallon and [Jimmy] Kimmel, both talented and successful guys,” O’Reilly warned. “He might want to think about alienating traditional Americans to the extent he has. It could be very bad for business.”
Colbert released a short video late Friday night quipping that he thought Scalia hid his head “in a flesh-toned cinch sack” before inviting him onto The Late Show after he takes over in September.
O’Reilly, however, bemoaned the wave of derision directed toward Scalia following the court’s 5-4 ruling, calling Scalia’s dissent “well-thought out.”
“Oppression runs both ways, and Americans should consider that,” the host argued.
O’Reilly also said that “forcing” people to participate in same-sex marriages “tears up the social contract forged by the founders.”
“If a baker believes marriage is a sacrament instituted by his religion, the government should leave the baker alone,” he said.
Watch O’Reilly’s commentary, as posted online on Monday, below.