Over the weekend, Fox News anchor Kat Timpf appeared on the network's panel show Gutfeld where they were talking about the 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominations. On the subject of Radiohead she said, "I don't even like them but the guys that I like have to be three things: strange malnourished, and sad, and those guys always like Radiohead." She went on to describe the band's music as, "elaborate moaning and whining for ringtone sounds."
Unsurprisingly, the footage made its way quickly around the internet, and to the band themselves. Jonny Greenwood updated his bio on Twitter in reaction to the comments, changing it to "my life in the gush of boasts..........’strange, malnourished and sad’ (fox news - *spits three times*)."
Timpf, meanwhile, responded to the internet backlash on Twitter, saying that her comments were intended as a "self-deprecating joke on a comedy show about the men [she likes] to date." You can check out some of her responses on Twitter, below.
This wasn't the only time that Greenwood had some fun on Twitter recently, as he tweeted out a hilariously-accurate meme video comparing each album in Radiohead's discography to scenes from SpongeBob SquarePants, calling it "perfect in so many ways." You can watch the meme video, as well as the FOX News segment that started all this, below.
In other news, Greenwood recently performed material from his 2015 Junun project with collaborators Shye Ben Tzur and The Rajasthan Express at London's Southbank Centre.
As expected, the internet reacted strongly, and controversy erupted.
Timpf responded to the backlash on Twitter, saying that her comments were intended as a "self-deprecating joke on a comedy show about the men [she likes] to date."