A "Fox & Friends" segment on peach cobbler appeared to get uncomfortably tense when anchor Brian Kilmeade asked co-host Harris Faulkner if she serves Kool-Aid with her meals.
The question was dished out as Faulkner, who is African-American, presented her recipe ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.
After Faulkner mentioned that a summer version of her cobbler can be prepared as well, Kilmeade, who is white, asked, “Do you make Kool-Aid?”
As the video above shows, the lively chatter among the four hosts came to a brief halt as Faulkner reacted.
What Kilmeade may or may not know is that the popular mixed drink can be used to racially stereotype African-Americans, similarly to fried chicken or watermelon.
"Uh, do I do what?" she asked.
"Do you make Kool-Aid?" he repeated.
"Uh, no. No, I don’t make Kool-Aid,” Faulkner replied as fellow host Steve Doocy stared quizzically at Kilmeade before asking him, "What?"
"It reminds me of summer,” Kilmeade replied, getting the gang chatting once again as Faulkner pointed out that she did bring an “adult beverage.”
H/T Media Matters
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