Ahead of an interview with former Secretary Hillary Clinton, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews noted he needed to give her “Bill Cosby pills” before their meeting.
The internet was quick to call out Matthews for making a rape joke, diminishing what Cosby allegedly did to a number of women and insult the former secretary of state and presidential candidate.
Matthews has apologized since being outed.
“This was a terrible comment I made in poor taste during the height of the Bill Cosby headlines,” he said. “I realize that’s no excuse. I deeply regret it and I’m sorry.”
Here are the biggest below:
— Zoey Bartlet-Young (@Zoey_Bartlet) January 12, 2018
Re: Chris Matthews
Remember when MSNBC pushed @MHarrisPerry (an internationally recognized political-scientist) to the back because they wanted to do more election coverage?
Great progressive network we got here.
— wesinjapan (@wesinjapan) January 12, 2018
I was done with Chris Matthews in 2016 after the way he spoke about Hillary Clinton and kept that dumbass email story going. I’m not surprised at all
— Shashana (@Shashana80sKid) January 12, 2018
Whenever I watch Chris Matthews, I cringe, just waiting for him to once again cross the line with some off-handed remark. MSNBC—this is your out. Replace him with one of your many great female hosts ASAP. https://t.co/A0taSIuph5
— joel tyler (@joeltyler_) January 12, 2018
— Jessica Ellis (@baddestmamajama) January 12, 2018
— Naveen Kabir (@NaveenKabirEsq) January 12, 2018
I distinctly remember being in a bar in 2008 and hearing a male commentator talking about HRC. I didn’t know the guy so asked the person with me. He said, “that’s Chris Matthews.” I said, “what a sexism asshole.” Still holds true!
— ElephantJuice (@DanceMyVoice) January 12, 2018
.@msnbc I quit watching @hardball because of the kind of stuff detailed below. I'm sick of Chris Matthews and his nasty hateful misogyny. The worst part of it is that he is OBLIVIOUS to the fact that he is just that! He is what he is! What are you going to do about @msnbc https://t.co/U7ZQVg00DD
— FreddyRoo (@FreddyRoo2) January 12, 2018
Chris Matthews is a real slimeball. https://t.co/udg24CMQay
— Carolyn Does Things Proper 🙄 (@accidntlmystic) January 12, 2018
Chris Matthews is despicable. Why is NO ONE talking about the sexual harassment settlement paid out on behalf of Chris Matthews. He’s a disgusting, arrogant, misogynistic loudmouth and I wish he would go away.
— Jackie Banyasz (@garwoodgal) January 12, 2018
— Adriane Zane (@AdrianeZane) January 12, 2018
— KathrynVaughnArtlip (@VaughnArtlip) January 12, 2018
Chris Matthews retirement is long overdue. He’s a cringe worthy, out of touch bumbling mess. I can’t imagine what demographic @MSNBC is trying to reach with his show that isn’t glued to FOX.
— Bon🔥 (@mercurygirl7) January 12, 2018
You mean like Trump was just talking about grabbing pussy off the air?
We aren't accepting it from Chris Matthews and we aren't accepting it from the President. We shouldn't accept it from anyone. Politics has NOTHING to do with it.
— HelloFromWallabout (@LurkingBklynite) January 12, 2018
NBC/MSNBC has a deep bench of women more deserving of a nightly program than a guy who wants to slip a "Cosby Pill" to a woman.
— Robert Leu, Super-Duper Stable Genius (@insert_funny) January 12, 2018
Chris Matthews has always been 💩
— Nina L. Diamond (@ninatypewriter) January 12, 2018
Here’s a still of people reacting to Chris Matthews suggesting he brought a “Bill Cosby Pill” to put in “the Queen’s water” pic.twitter.com/t9IKAehCMk
— Jamison Foser (@jamisonfoser) January 12, 2018
as long as we’re getting rid of known misogynists, let’s do Chris Matthews next https://t.co/rztL5Qm8dY
— katherine krueger (@kath_krueger) January 12, 2018
Okay Chris Matthews is cancelled.
Who else is excited for Hardball with Joy Reid?? pic.twitter.com/LfpIqv8S0G
— RuPaul Ryan (@itsrupaulryan) January 12, 2018
Hillary Rodham Clinton has been a:
– 1st Lady of Arkansas
– 1st Lady of The United States of America
– 2 term NY Senator
– United States Secretary of State
– 1st female major party presidential nominee
And Chris Matthews "joked" about giving her a date rape drug.
— diane alston 👩🏾💻 (@dianelyssa) January 12, 2018
Chris Matthews made those comments about one of the most powerful women in the world. Imagine how he talks about, speaks to, and treats women who do not have Hillary’s power.
— Molly (@isteintraum) January 12, 2018