‘Worst band in the universe’: Fox news doubles-down on Red Hot Chili Peppers hate


Well, this is getting awkward.

Earlier this week FOX News’ Greg Gutfeld, co-host of something called The Five, made headlines when he declared Red Hot Chili Peppers the “worst band on the planet”. The quip came during a segment in which video was shown of bassist Flea performing with a gorilla named Koko. “As most musicians know, this is a vast improvement over the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the worst band on the planet,” Gutfeld said, via Consequence of Sound. “The ape is better than Anthony Kiedis. By the way, the ape is 45, which is half the age of Anthony Kiedis. Red Hot Chili Peppers, poor man’s Faith No More, don’t ever forget it.”

Turns out Gutfeld felt the heat from RHCP fans around the world. But instead of apologizing, the newsman went all in during yesterday’s program. And shit gets real.


“Two days ago I said that Red Hot Chili Peppers were the worst band on the planet,” he says in the video below, captured for extended viewing by CoS without having to add to FOX News’ numbers. “I received a lot of flack from fans all over the world. What I meant to say is the Red Hot Chili Peppers is the worst band in the universe. I’d like to apologize for that confusion.”

And he once again brought Faith No More into the equation.

“I want to explain that we live in a binary universe,” Gutfeld adds. “You’re either a Faith No More fan, or a Red Hot Chili Peppers fan. You cannot love Mike Patton and Anthony Kiedis, because they are two different people. You have to love Mike Patton, you cannot love Anthony Kiedis. So that is why the Red Hot Chili Peppers are the worst band in the universe, because Faith No More is the greatest band in the universe.”


This is like when your parents are fighting and you hate them both, but one keeps referencing your cool uncle and you wish you could just go live with him in San Francisco and be done with everything.