Update — Sept. 9, 2014 8:31 a.m. ET
Brian Kilmeade addressed his "take the stairs" message in a 13-second clarification on his show today, The Huffington Post reported.
He said, "Comments that were made during this story made some feel like we are taking the situation too lightly. We are not, we were not. Domestic abuse is a very serious issue to us, I can assure you."
Baltimore Ravens' running back Ray Rice was suspended by the NFL on Monday after TMZ released a video of him knocking his wife, Janay, unconscious in an elevator.
After watching the violent video, Fox host Brian Kilmeade's message was to "Take the stairs."
In a segment on Monday, Kilmeade and co-host Steeve Doocey also criticized domestic violence victims like Janay and Rihanna for not breaking up with their abusive partners.
Watch the segment, uploaded by Think Progress, here.
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