In an effort to distract from Donald Trump’s plummeting poll numbers, FOX News has dedicated not one, but two segment this week to slamming Red Hot Chili Peppers. It all began on Monday, when Greg Gutfeld, co-host of FOX News’ The Five, mocked Flea for his recent jam session with Koko the Gorilla.
“As most musicians know, this is a vast improvement over the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the worst band on the planet,” Gutfeld quipped, before adding, “The ape is better than Anthony Kiedis. By the way, the ape is 45, which is half the age of Anthony Kiedis. Red Hot Chili Peppers, poor man’s Faith No More, don’t ever forget it.”
After receiving “a lot of flack” on social media, Gutfeld doubled down on his comments during Wednesday’s episode of The Five, as Alternative Nation points out.
“Two days ago I said that Red Hot Chili Peppers were the worst band on the planet. “I received a lot of flack from fans all over the world. What I meant to say was the Red Hot Chili Peppers [are] the worst band in the universe. I’d like to apologize for that confusion.”
It seems Gutfield’s hatred for the Chili Peppers has more to do with his love for Faith No More than anything else.
“I want to explain that we live in a binary universe,” he continued. “You’re either a Faith No More fan, or a Red Hot Chili Peppers fan. You cannot love Mike Patton and Anthony Kiedis, because they are two different people. You have to love Mike Patton, you cannot love Anthony Kiedis. So that is why the Red Hot Chili Peppers are the worst band in the universe, because Faith No More is the greatest band in the universe.”
Watch the clip below. As much as I hate FOX News, this is damn entertaining.