“Fox & Friends Weekend” co-host Jon Scott has come under fire after making comments toward the Muslim community on Sunday.
During a discussion about how the Muslim community is upset with the negative portrayal of Muslims by Hollywood, Scott said, “If you don’t want to be portrayed in a negative light, maybe don’t burn people alive and set off bombs and things like that.”
Scott made his comment after looking at a video clip from Mandy Patinkin, who stars in the series Homeland. Despite the fact the program received criticism for how it portrayed Muslims in the show’s most recent season, Patinkin told MSNBC last week that “maybe it’s the … white men in the government and the military establishment that are the bad guys, not the Muslim community.”
When asked if Hollywood should change its portrayal of Muslims, Patinkin said, “In movies it was cowboys and Indians and the Nazis,” that Hollywood once portrayed as the villlains.
“Now they’ve chosen the Muslim community,” Patinkin said. “A community who has made contributions to the world of a monumental nature.”
Patinkin said his program strives to become “part of the cure, not part of the problem” in terms of its portrayal of Muslims in the upcoming season.
Scott brought up the Boston Marathon, scheduled for Monday, and said, “Do we remember who the bombers of the Boston Marathon were?”
Pete Hegseth, who co-hosts Fox & Friends Weekend with Scott and Abby Huntsman, said the Muslim community should become more proactive in protecting its image.