“As most musicians know, this is a vast improvement over the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the worst band on the planet," Gutfeld said.
His co-host Eric Bolling egged him on, saying, "The producers said you should do this story, and I said no, Gutfeld is going to say the ape is better than Flea."
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To which Gutfeld replied, "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."
Bolling for one, is a fan. He offered after the unexpected diatribe, "I love the Red Hot Chili Peppers, big fan."
Gutfeld later tweeted that his comments were a "tribute" to comedian Neil Hamburger, who's known for his many jokes at the Chili Peppers' expense.