Fox News host Will Cain suggested a new LGBT-themed Lego set “could have been designed” by former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard David Duke.
Cain railed against the Lego “Everyone Is Awesome” set, which features 11 purposefully “ambiguous”, non-gendered figurines in the colours of the trans and POC-inclusive Progress Pride flag, in a Fox News segment titled “The Left’s Push for Racial Division”.
Missing the point entirely, Cain said of the rainbow set: “This separation into colour-coding, living up to every stereotype from hairstyle to skin colour, looks like it could have been designed by [former KKK leader, antisemite and neo-Nazi] David Duke”.
“This is the opposite of Martin Luther King’s dream for America, or the American constitutional ideal that every man is created equal.”
Cain made the remarks as part of a rant against programs that prioritise people of colour, suggesting liberal forces were attempting to “resegregate America”.
Alongside the Lego set, he also referenced a school in Wellesley, Massachusetts which invited students of colour to a safe space to grieve anti-Asian hate crimes.
He argues: “This kind of creep, this kind of racial segregation is infiltrating every aspect of our culture.”
Cain’s rant was, naturally, met with derision.
Fox News has come under fire before for the rants of its presenters, including Tucker Carlson calling trans equality an issue for “rich people”, Tucker Carlson agreeing with a guest that “woke” culture contributed to the California wildfires and Tucker Carlson saying Pete Buttigieg fans want to “consume him like a hearty stew”.
The Lego set, called ‘Everyone is Awesome’, was released last week (20 May) for Pride month. The toymaker has previously worked with a number of LGBT+ charities including Workplace Pride, Stonewall, Open for Business and Diversity Role Models.
Lego designer Matthew Ashton said of the set’s release: “I wanted to create a model that symbolises inclusivity and celebrates everyone, no matter how they identify or who they love.
“Everyone is unique, and with a little more love, acceptance and understanding in the world, we can all feel more free to be our true AWESOME selves! This model shows that we care, and that we truly believe ‘Everyone is awesome’!”
Fox News has been contacted for comment.