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Fox News contributor Tomi Lahren apologizes for calling Rep. Joe Kennedy III a 'nasty little ginger,' worse

Some people who watched Rep. Joe Kennedy III's (Mass.) official Democratic response to President Trump's first State of the Union address fixated on his unusually moist, apparently over-Chapsticked lips, while others focused on Kennedy's call for a better America than Trump's America. Fox News contributor Tomi Lahren was distracted by Kennedy's red hair. "Just listen to this nasty little ginger," she said in one video she posted to Instagram.

In a second Instagram video, since deleted but preserved for posterity by the Independent Journal Review's Josh Billinson, she makes a cruder remark about Kennedy.

Lahren posted an apology Wednesday evening.

As journalist Yashar Ali points out, "referring to her Instagram as her 'personal Instagram' is absolutely absurd and a cop out. It's a public Instagram account that is verified. Her social media presence is a big part of the reason why she has a Fox News contract." Still, an apology isn't nothing.