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Bill O’Reilly believes Glee is a “good show” that typically sends a “positive message.” He made both those points clear prior to a recent segment on his Fox News program.

But the conservative host takes major issue with a recent episode, which introduced Alex Newell as a transgender student who dressed as a female during his choir’s performance.

O’Reilly said the storyline was an example of the program’s “recurring theme that alternative lifestyles may be a big positive.”

“If you make the behavior of these people… if children hear it, unsupervised children, okay who don’t have parents watching their – they might go out and experiment with this stuff,” O’Reilly wailed, while guest Gretchen Carlson agreed.

“Here we go again, pandering to .3% of the American population that considers themselves transgender,” Carlson said. “Now I get to explain this to my 8-year-old, if i want her to see a nice family show with some nice music.”

Judge Jeanine Pirro tried to chime in as a voice of reason and asked the host: “Do you really think that this is the kind of thing that’s contagious?” to which he admitted not being sure, but added that seeing James Dean smoke as a teenager did encourage him to do the same.

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