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Fox and Friends Host Apologizes For Racist "Pure Species" Comment

Brian Kilmeade was discussing a Swedish study and said, compared to multi-ethnic Americans, "Swedes have pure genes."

Brian Kilmeade apologized Monday for controversial comments he made on the July 8 episode of "Fox and Friends."

The controversy arose when Kilmeade and his co-hosts were discussing a Swedish and Finnish study which found that married people were less susceptible to Alzheimer's disease than unmarried ones. Kilmeade downplayed the study's significance in America, saying "we [Americans] keep marrying other species and other ethnicities ... Swedes have pure genes ... in America we marry everybody ..."

The comment prompted an outcry for an apology, including a petition from UNITY: Journalists of Color, Inc., which said that Kilmeade's statement was based on "the basest of white supremacist ideologies."

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