By Radio.com Staff

(RADIO.COM) – Questlove has some harsh words for Fox News host Bill O’Reilly.

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He takes issue with remarks O’Reilly made in response to Michelle Obama’s speech at the Democratic National Convention earlier this week.

In her speech, the First Lady discussed the progress she has seen in this country. “I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves,” she said “and I watch my daughters, two beautiful, intelligent, black young women, playing with their dogs on the White House lawn.”

The next day O’Reilly addressed that portion the speech in part by saying that the slaves who worked on the White House were “well fed and had decent lodgings provided by the government.”

Although Questlove refuses to name O’Reilly, it seems clear that he is addressing that comment in an Instagram post this afternoon.

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“Slavery was inhumane. Slavery was sadistic. Slavery was uncomfortable. Slavery was unjust. Slavery was a nightmare. Slavery was a despicable act. Slavery is the pebble whose ripple in the river still resonates on and on and on and on,” he wrote.

“I’d like to think most of you have common sense,” he continued “but there is nothing more dangerous than a man in a suit pretending to be a journalist giving revisionist history on the ugliness that was slavery.”

Read Questlove’s full statement below:


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