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LA Times Columnist Regrets Mocking Sarah Huckabee Sanders: ‘Real Men Apologize’

Los Angeles Times David Horsey did an interview with Megyn Kelly on Wednesday, and he apologized for his widely-condemned recent mockery of Sarah Huckabee Sanders‘ physical appearance.

Kelly cut right to the chase this morning by asking Horsey “what could you have been thinking” by fat-shaming the White House press secretary. The award-winning columnist and cartoonist explaining that his comments were a sexist impulse that slipped out, and “real men apologize” for this kind of behavior.

“I grew up in the same sexist world everyone else does and stuff just comes out. This is a lifelong process where you just try to get better every day and sometimes your brain goes crazy or you get into a difficult spot that you didn’t expect to get into because you slipped into kind of a cliché way of thinking.”

Kelly also challenged Horsey for referring to Fox News’ female personalities as “Barbie dolls in short, tight skirts” during his piece on Sanders. To that, Horsey responded by holding up his latest cartoon: a picture of himself with a pen through his head.

“I was just sitting here drawing, and decided, this is totally a self-inflicted wound,” Horsey said. “I was trying to make an analogy.”

He proceeded to apologize some more for his comments about Fox News women, and said that he and other men need to do better in calling themselves out for truly offensive slip-ups.

Watch above, via NBC.

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