Fox News host Tucker Carlson is under fire after clips from old radio interviews where he made controversial remarks about women and child rape were circulated on social media yesterday. Media Matters published clips and transcripts from appearances Carlson made between 2006 and 2011 on a radio program called “Bubba the Love Sponge.” In two appearances, Carlson jokingly downplayed the crimes of cult leader – and convicted child sex offender – Warren Jeffs. In other clips, he calls women “extremely primitive,” says he feels “sorry for unattractive women,” uses the c-word to describe two women, calls one woman a “pig” and refers to two other women as “whores.”
In response to the backlash, Carlson admitted that his comments were “naughty,” but did not apologize and simply invited anyone who disagrees with his views to come on his show and explain why. The comments have resulted to more than 20 advertisers, at press time, withdrawing from Carlson’s show.
Previously, Carlson was embroiled in controversy with advertisers after he suggested on his show in December 2018 that immigrants are making the United States “dirtier.”