Bill O'Reilly and Gretchen Carlson on Thursday agreed that shows like Glee encourage children to experiment with their sexuality.

The panel discussion came after Glee introduced its first transgender character, Unique, played by Alex Newell.

“Here we go again,” Carlson said on Fox's The O'Reilly Factor, “pandering to .3% of the American population that considers themselves transgender. 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. By the way, in the same episode there were two cheerleaders who apparently are lesbians with each other and they put out a sex tape. And oh, by the way, there are two seniors who are engaged to get married to each other, so I get to explain that at the same time. They seem to have a positive message about hopes and dreams and taking risks. But why do they have to come up with these wild story lines to prove their point? I don't get it.”

“I wholeheartedly believe in today's society that kids are experimenting with homosexuality. We see it in celebrities who maybe just do it on the side and it might be drug-fueled,” she added.

O'Reilly agreed, saying, “If you make it glamorous in a program like Glee, which is undeniably a good program … And a lot of these dopey kids are confused about who they are.”

Jeanine Pirro argued that the whole point of the show was to be yourself and that you can't parent a child's sexuality. (Watch the exchange at