Two comedians who followed and then confronted “Fox & Friends” host Brian Kilmeade on a New York City subway train on Friday, urging passengers to do the same, took down the video of the act after considerable blowback on social media.
The video shows two men, Jason Selvig and Davram Stiefler, following Kilmeade onto a New York City subway while accusing him of sexual harassment of former "Fox & Friends" host Gretchen Carlson, who has never made an accusation against Kilmeade.
The pair also said Kilmeade “says lots of weird, racisty stuff on the news a lot," prompting some passengers to start yelling at the host.
“Hey everyone, this is Brian Kilmeade, he says lots of weird, kinda racisty stuff on the news a lot,” Stiefler screamed while Selvig stood next to Kilmeade.
“This is the closest personal adviser to Donald TrumpDonald TrumpMcAuliffe takes tougher stance on Democrats in Washington Democrats troll Trump over Virginia governor's race Tom Glavine, Ric Flair, Doug Flutie to join Trump for Herschel Walker event MORE, the ‘Fox & Friends’ host Brian Kilmeade. If you have anything you want Donald Trump to say or do, tell this guy, 'cause he’s the only person in America that Donald Trump listens to.”
Kilmeade ignored the taunts while speaking on his cellphone.
On social media, Kilmeade's current and former colleagues took to Twitter over the weekend in a show of support while slamming the comedians for attempting to incite physical harm against the host.
My friend @kilmeade was harassed in the nyc subway yesterday. He is one of the nicest people I know. Where do we draw the line? Why do people think they’re above the law? Can you imagine if this was a @CNN or @MSNBC host or a woman? It’s outrageous, sick and dangerous.— Janice Dean (@JaniceDean) October 6, 2018
Keep it up leftist loons. Your hate, intolerance, and utter lack of basic human decency and common courtesy toward a truly good guy like @kilmeade and his classy response gives America a clear choice. https://t.co/LWR9UE0Q9G— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) October 6, 2018
The video was taken down on Sunday night.
Kilmeade joined Fox News in 1997 and has hosted "Fox & Friends" for more than 20 years.
Selvig and Stiefler host a streaming show called "The Good Liars" online.