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:
I think an excellent thing for @HillaryClinton to do would be cancel the interview with Chris Matthews and give it… https://t.co/l3KpVsgRas— Zoey Bartlet-Young (@Zoey Bartlet-Young)1515800459.0
Re: Chris Matthews Remember when MSNBC pushed @MHarrisPerry (an internationally recognized political-scientist) to… https://t.co/35Nik2YtDQ— wesinjapan (@wesinjapan)1515800513.0
I was done with Chris Matthews in 2016 after the way he spoke about Hillary Clinton and kept that dumbass email sto… https://t.co/kx4ik4dqLm— Shashana 🇺🇸 (@Shashana 🇺🇸)1515800507.0
Chris Matthews is everyone's wasted uncle who you aren't allowed to scream at cause your grandmother would get upse… https://t.co/1EILnJ9cMO— Jessica Ellis (@Jessica Ellis)1515800501.0
#TimesUp should have happened for Chris Matthews a long time ago, tbh https://t.co/29j7AQ7BjZ— Naveen Kabir (@Naveen Kabir)1515801000.0
@peterdaou I distinctly remember being in a bar in 2008 and hearing a male commentator talking about HRC. I didn’t… https://t.co/72F4Y8xUDP— ElephantJuice (@ElephantJuice)1515800995.0
.@msnbc I quit watching @hardball because of the kind of stuff detailed below. I'm sick of Chris Matthews and his n… https://t.co/iyyB7aQusC— FreddyRoo (@FreddyRoo)1515800994.0
Chris Matthews is a real slimeball. https://t.co/udg24CMQay— Carolyn Boyle (@Carolyn Boyle)1515800974.0
Hey, @maddow, maybe give a heads up! ''On Air' to your @MSNBC employers. #Timesup for Chris Matthews! His treat… https://t.co/yvIWLg3tiq— Adriane Zane (@Adriane Zane)1515800893.0
Why does Chris Matthews have a show? He’s unwatchable. Please, @MSNBC, give his time slot to a real journalist lik… https://t.co/DQVRvd0FpP— KathrynVaughnArtlip (@KathrynVaughnArtlip)1515800886.0
@Exposingfrauds7 Chris Matthews retirement is long overdue. He’s a cringe worthy, out of touch bumbling mess. I can… https://t.co/kUvMsdRIGB— Bonnie 💙💛💙💛 Engelstein (@Bonnie 💙💛💙💛 Engelstein)1515800880.0
@verycosmic You mean like Trump was just talking about grabbing pussy off the air? We aren't accepting it from Chr… https://t.co/NBoVHBlwx3— HelloFromWallabout (@HelloFromWallabout)1515800859.0
How does Chris Matthews still have a job? Hand Hardball off to @JoyAnnReid, or @kwelkernbc, or @HallieJackson, or… https://t.co/5SHHy7g909— Robert Leu (@Robert Leu)1515800840.0
Chris Matthews has always been 💩— Nina L. Diamond (@Nina L. Diamond)1515800815.0
Here’s a still of people reacting to Chris Matthews suggesting he brought a “Bill Cosby Pill” to put in “the Queen’… https://t.co/QUea2MCQt0— Jamison Foser (@Jamison Foser)1515796378.0
Okay Chris Matthews is cancelled. Who else is excited for Hardball with Joy Reid?? https://t.co/LfpIqv8S0G— RuPaul Ryan (@RuPaul Ryan)1515795101.0
Chris Matthews made those comments about one of the most powerful women in the world. Imagine how he talks about, s… https://t.co/5FAOMi9KLd— molly (@molly)1515795473.0