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Fox News host Brit Hume: Hillary Clinton didn't look 'attractive' at debate


The internet was not happy with comments made by Fox News host Brit Hume after the first presidential debate on Monday.

"She looked, I think, for the most part, she looked composed, smug sometimes, not necessarily attractive," he said.

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People immediately started tweeting about Hume's opinion Monday night. Some berated him for what they called his "sexist" take on Clinton's looks. Others criticized Hume's appearance.

Hume also shared some criticism of Donald Trump, but his comments were not about Trump's attractiveness.

"He looked annoyed, put out, uncomfortable," Hume told his colleagues after the debate Monday.

Hume wasn't the only person to critique Clinton's appearance. But the question is, would any host ever describe a male presidential candidate as "not necessarily attractive?"

Magazine editor David Frum apparently apparently thought Clinton smiled too much. He later acknowledged he offended some people — in a seemingly tongue-in-cheek way.

Hume said Tuesday evening he wasn't commenting on Clinton's appearance.

"Well, I was commenting on the candidate's demeanor, which is what you evaluate as a political journalist when you're watching a debate," Hume said.

Regardless, it would probably be in Hume's best interest to be careful about what he says about women. His comment came just weeks after Fox News settled a lawsuit from former anchor Gretchen Carlson for $20 million. Carlson accused former chairman Roger Ailes of sexual harassment.

>> Related: Gretchen Carlson's sexual harassment suit against Roger Ailes settled for $20M

Ailes resigned his post at Fox News in July. He is now reportedly advising Donald Trump.


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