Published January 13, 2015
Mr. T denied being "homophobic" on "The O'Reilly Factor" Wednesday night after his recent Snickers ad was pulled from the airwaves in Britain for offending homosexuals.
"I am not homophobic, I am not a gay-basher I didn't say anything that was negative nor derogatory," Mr. T told Bill O'Reilly. "I would never do a commercial if I thought it was offensive to anyone.
In the ad, the "A-Team" actor, 56, crashes a Jeep through a house and starts pelting a speed-walking man on the street with Snickers, telling him that "I pity you fool! You're a disgrace to the man race. It's time to run like a real man."
At the end of the ad, Mr. T shouts "Snickers — get some nuts!"
"The phrase 'get some nuts' refers to Snickers candy bar having more peanuts," he told O'Reilly. "I've been pitying fools for 28 years, Bill, and it's never personal. Everybody knows it's not serious."
The ad, which never aired in the U.S., was pulled off of British TV after human rights organizations derided it as homophobic.