Media Matters revealed in audio recordings they unearthed that Carlson over a five year period (2006 - 2011) repeatedly made extremely misogynistic remarks and grotesquely attacked about a half-dozen women by name. But perhaps most disturbing, Carlson, 49 and a father of four, appeared to condone statutory rape of both girls and boys and admitted he "would love" a "scenario" in which two underaged girls "explore" each others' bodies.
Carlson sloughed off his remarks as just "something naughty," adamantly refusing to apologize.
On Twitter, the hashtag #FireTuckerCarlson is trending:
There are growing calls also for those disgusted by Carlson's remarks to boycott advertisers, with activists tweeting out names of those they say pay Fox big money to get their products in front of viewers.
Which makes, as Media Matters' president notes, this development bad timing for Fox News:
Well, this could be awkward: Fox News is supposed to host event for biggest advertisers and media buyers at their HQ this week. They wanted to reassure advertisers that controversies were behind them and safe to come back in water; also tout dependability of their programming.
— Angelo Carusone (@GoAngelo) March 11, 2019
Here's a sampling of calls urging a boycott:
This is damning. How can any of his remaining advertisers continue to pay for this man’s opinions? https://t.co/6r1NeQbzRW
— Sleeping Giants (@slpng_giants) March 10, 2019
These are some of Tucker Carlson’s sponsors: @JennyCraig, @SamsungUS, and @Bayer. Their continued support of his show is an implicit endorsement of his contempt for women, minorities, and diverse races. That’s their choice. Ours is to boycott their products. #ProtectTheTruth
— Ken Olin (@kenolin1) March 11, 2019
— Anushay Hossain (@AnushayHossain) March 11, 2019
Some of Tucker Carlson’s current advertisers:
Time to Boycott?
— Charlie (@CharlieVTX) March 11, 2019
HomeAdviser advertises on FoxNews and Tucker Carlson who defends pedophiles. Americans will boycott any business that defends pedophilia. SAD!!
— joe (@jgsgerard) March 11, 2019
Companies like @ProcterGamble and @AstraZeneca and @Ford and @LincolnMotorCo and @mitsucars and @CapitalOne and @Amgen apparently think they need to give money to a guy who is proud to call women "primitive" and argue child rape should be legal.
— Max Kennerly (@MaxKennerly) March 11, 2019
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