Ed Asner is stirring up controversy over at Fox News. Host of the “Hannity” show, Sean Hannity, aired a video reportedly produced by the California Federation of Teachers union. In the animated video, Asner narrates as a caricature of a wealthy person — “the one percent” — urinates on a group of poor people.
A Fox News producer questioned Asner about the cartoon outside a New York City theater. Asner first claims to have no recollection of the video’s content, but clarifies, “I agreed to do it for California teachers. I approve this message.”
When the producer reminded Asner of the “trickle down” depiction, Asner responds, “How digusting. It should be reversed.”
He then asks the producer, “Do you have any money?” When the producer responds to the affirmative, Asner asks, “Can I piss on you?”
Back at the anchor desk, Hannity retorts, “Pretty classy, Mr. Asner. I guess it’s true, there’s no business like show business.”