Bill O'Reilly continued his prude campaign this week when he questioned whether a recent Elle magazine photoshoot featuring Kim Kardashian and Justin Bieber frolicking in the ocean surf was appropriate.
The cultural curmudgeon, speaking on his Fox Network show "the O'Reilly Factor," mocked the tween star's hairstyle, saying "he looks like Ringo Starr.
Margaret Hoover, a guest on the show, said the photospread disgusted her. "It's a 16-year-old having an affair with a celebutante!" she cried.
The Elle photos depict Kim Kardashian, 29, in an ocean-soaked dress running hand in hand with an also-soaked Bieber, 16. O'Reilly said the images were reminiscent of the movie "the Graduate," in which a young man has a sexual affair with an older woman.
Conservative maven O'Reilly, who earlier this summer took Jennifer Aniston to task for starring in a movie centering around artificial insemination. The outraged right winger told his TV audience that he had a different set of interests when he was age 16.
"I wanted to be a baseball player," O'Reilly said on his show. "I didn't want to hang around Kim Kardashian...I had a baseball bat and ice skates! That's what I was doing."
Kim Kardashian had no ethical problems splashing around with the young Canadian phenom. "The shoot was so much fun," she told Access Hollywood, "he was such a good guy."