Dr. Phil calls female prisoners 'creatures' on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

Dr. Phil Calls Female Prisoners 'Creatures' On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'
Dr. Phil Calls Female Prisoners 'Creatures' On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

On "Jimmy Kimmel Live," Dr. Phil described his recent trip to Riker's Island prison complex in New York.

He said he was there to interview an inmate who is on trial for murdering her 8-year-old son. The segment is set to air on his show Friday.

But Dr. Phil's story went from tragic to controversial with this comment...

"I'm telling you, even I could get laid in a women's prison."


"I am big in women's prison, let me tell you. But I mean, these women, I've never seen creatures like this."


Needless to say, "Jimmy Kimmel Live" fans on Twitter weren't happy with Dr. Phil's comments.

As one user pointed out, "A human is still a human no matter their circumstance."

And another user said the interview waspainful to watch and said Dr. Phil should respect all women, even if they're in prison.

Dr. Phil's comments are especially controversial considering his wife, Robin McGraw, is known for her efforts to prevent sexual and domestic violence against women.

And in 2007 episode of his show, Dr. Phil himself helped mothers behind bars reunite with their children.

Dr. Phil has yet to comment on his remarks.