Gavin McInnes (Credit: Fox News)

Vice co-founder and frequent Fox News guest Gavin McInnes refers to Jada Pinkett Smith as that "monkey actress"

What he meant to be a clever story about his kid quickly went sideways


Scott Eric Kaufman
January 29, 2016 8:19PM (UTC)

Vice co-founder and frequent Fox News guest Gavin McInnes was attempting to praise his son's verbal and intellectual dexterity on "The Gavin McInnes Show" earlier this week, but ended up revealing more about himself than his progeny.

"My son," McInnes began, "says all this awesome shit and wife gets to enjoy him more than I do. He was watching some documentary about those monkeys that are most like us -- they're monogamous and cool and they wear suits and they go to work and they use umbrellas and they play cards."

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"They are the most human-acting apes," he explained. "Anyway, my son's watching it, and he's eating popcorn, and he thinks he recognizes one of them from another movie."

"He goes, 'Oh, I like this,'" McInnes said with a lisp, adding that his son has one, so he's simply making fun of him on a nationally syndicated radio program. "'Oh, I like this monkey actress' -- which is what I said when Jada Pinkett Smith did her video about the Oscars."

Listen to the entire segment below via Media Matters.


Scott Eric Kaufman

Scott Eric Kaufman is an assistant editor at Salon. He taught at a university, but then thought better of it. Follow him at @scottekaufman or email him at skaufman@salon.com.

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