If Bill O’Reilly needs an emotional pick me up after losing his gig at Fox News Channel, maybe he should check out Chrissy Teigen’s Twitter account.
Or maybe not.
“Lip Sync Battle” star Teigen had a good laugh at O’Reilly’s expense on Wednesday, after O’Reilly parted ways with Fox News Channel amid scandalous allegations and massive advertiser defections.
Teigen kept her response to the ouster short, sweet and hilarious, tweeting at O’Reilly with a simple, “aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah.”
It’s unclear whether O’Reilly saw the tweet, as it’s tied to his former show “The O’Reilly Factor.”
Teigen has proven herself no fan of Fox News in the past. In March, she tore into the network after a Fox News article citing a tweet of hers about United Airlines barring girls from flying on a flight because they were wearing leggings.
“@FoxNews I respectfully ask you please don’t ever tag me in anything, ever. Words cannot explain how much I detest you,” Teigen tweeted at the time.
Fox News announced the departure of the “O’Reilly Factor” host on Wednesday morning, following a bombshell New York Times report on April 1 that O’Reilly and Fox News made payouts totaling about $13 million to five women to settle claims of sexual harassment and other inappropriate behavior.
In the wake of the Times, report, dozens of advertisers pulled their support from “The O’Reilly Factor.”
In a subsequent statement, O’Reilly called the allegations against him “completely unfounded,” and said that his departure from Fox News was “tremendously disheartening.”
“Over the past 20 years at Fox News, I have been extremely proud to launch and lead one of the most successful news programs in history, which has consistently informed and entertained millions of Americans and significantly contributed to building Fox into the dominant news network in television,” O’Reilly said in his statement. “It is tremendously disheartening that we part ways due to completely unfounded claims. But that is the unfortunate reality many of us in the public eye must live with today. I will always look back on my time at Fox with great pride in the unprecedented success we achieved and with my deepest gratitude to all my dedicated viewers. I wish only the best for Fox News Channel.”
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