Former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly sparked a slush of condemnation after was caught on video profanely threatening airline workers over a delay in his flight to the Caribbean.
The footage, which was obtained by The Daily Mail, shows the disgraced former TV host berating JetBlue employees at JFK International Airport in New York after learning that his flight would be delayed.
O’Reilly can clearly be heard calling the airline representative a “f*cking scumbag.”
“You’re threatening me with violence, man,” the employee tells O’Reilly.
“No I’m not,” O’Reilly snapped back before telling the representative, “You’re going to lose your job.”
The passenger who filmed the encounter told The Daily Mail that he was sickened by O’Reilly’s behavior.
“I couldn’t believe how arrogant he was,” he said. “That poor JetBlue guy just works there, it’s not his fault the flight was delayed, he was just trying to do his job.”
Social media users reacted to the incident by reminding O’Reilly that was ousted at Fox News in 2017 over a baragge of sexual harassment lawsuits filed against him.
Watch the video and some of the reactions below.
Guy who lost his job because he sexually harassed co-workers tells someone else "You're gonna lose your job!" Film at eleven.
— Reverend Lars 🇺🇸 🇨🇦 (@ReverendLars) April 19, 2022
He is also not wearing his mask properly. An all around bad guy.
— Richard Signorelli (@richsignorelli) April 19, 2022
— PoliticOhMyGawd (@PoliticOhMyGawd) April 20, 2022
There's going to be even more flight delays as the pilots end up getting covid. There is already are shortage of pilots.
Just wait, Bill O'Reilly's.
— Bonnie🐋BlueBell🌎🆘📈 (@BonnieBlueBell1) April 19, 2022
@BillOReilly Why were you so rude? Do you really think that guy has any control over delayed or cancelled flights? If you can’t handle being delayed, then charter a private flight.
— Jamey (@AltmanJamey) April 19, 2022
I would have lost my job but Bill O'Reilly would have lost his teeth
— Gary Gelormino™🌊🌊🌊🌊 Fighting evil since 1958™ (@OleGelo5) April 19, 2022
This looming old Irish piece of shit
— JFL 🇨🇦 Ontario Tour April 19-29 (@anylaurie16) April 19, 2022
Oh, joy! An excuse. No! An opportunity to pull out this old classic of Billy O's mental illness on display for the entire world:https://t.co/DJyukJIHnw
— Mharnish22 (@MICHAELHARNIS17) April 19, 2022
Is this the same Bill O'Reilly who paid $32 million to bring sexual harassment claims against him to an end?
— Michael J. Stern (@MichaelJStern1) April 19, 2022
Bill bill bill bill…I am assuming @BillOReilly hasn’t commented on this video… also congrats to the @JetBlue employee for treating the situation like an adult not responding with emotion. Also, @BillOReilly is that the proper way to wear the mask if not why even wear one?
— Crypto-Dave (@well_thatsnew) April 20, 2022