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Bill O'Reilly Says Diddy Should "Redistribute" His Son's UCLA Scholarship

Sean "P. Diddy" Combs via Shutterstock
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Bill O'Reilly has decided to take a populist position with the revelation that Sean "Diddy" Combs' son Justin has won an athletic scholarship to UCLA.On his show yesterday, O'Reilly weighed in on whether it was ethical for the athletic spawn of Diddy to take the $54,000 scholarship awarded to him to play football. O'Reilly said that because Diddy is a supporter of a President Obama—and by extension class warfare—he has an obligation to pass it on to some other student who needs it more.

“Diddy is one of the big class warfare guys," O'Reilly said on his show yesterday. "He's a big Obama guy."

Hey, it would be nice if one of hip hop's wealthiest moguls rallied against cuts and perpetual tuition hikes on behalf of his son's less-wealthy future classmates in the UC system. (It's notoriously hard to get the wealthy to care about less sexy causes like public schools, say.) But rich kids get athletic scholarships, too, and UCLA pointed out that Combs' education isn't being subsidized through taxpayer funds.

But O'Reilly isn't trying to make it a race thing, right?

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"He's down, as they say in the 'hood, with all of the income redistribution. Okay, so let's redistribute it, Diddy. You pay and let some other kid have the scholarship."