'Fox & Friends' jokes about Ray Rice video spark outrage

Dylan Stableford, Yahoo News
'Fox & Friends' jokes about Ray Rice video spark outrage

"Fox & Friends" host Brian Kilmeade says he and co-host Steve Doocy weren't making light of domestic violence when they joked that the lesson from the video of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice knocking his then-fiancee unconscious in an elevator was to "take the stairs."

"Comments that we made during this story yesterday made some feel like we were taking the situation too lightly," Kilmeade said on Tuesday. "We are not. We were not. Domestic abuse is a very serious issue to us, I can assure you."

While discussing the footage on Monday's show, Kilmeade said, "I think the message is, take the stairs."

"The message is, when you're in an elevator, there are cameras," co-host Steve Doocy added.

Those comments sparked considerable outrage on Twitter.