Three days into 2019, Fox host Tucker Carlson is already up to his same old shenanigans. This time the alt-right television personality is taking on working women in a rant that stretches alternative facts and pushes “truth isn’t truth” to new lows.
In a clip that is now going viral on Twitter, Carlson takes to the airways to make his case that women making more money than men leads to a rise in alcoholism, drug abuse, incarceration, and out-of-wedlock births — all because women apparently don’t want to marry men who make less than they do.
In other words, if women make too much money, unhappy men will become drugged out, alcoholic criminals. So, in order to keep men happy, women should earn less. We should hold women back because men can’t handle what women have been handling since…forever.
Tucker Carlson says women making more money than men leads to "more drug and alcohol abuse, higher incarceration rates, fewer families formed for the next generation" pic.twitter.com/gpAKgy0snV
— Andrew Lawrence (@ndrew_lawrence) January 3, 2019
Twitter nearly rolled their eyes right out of their heads.
.@foxnews – will you allow this bigot and misogynist pig to say anything he wants without any repercussions? First immigrants and now women? @TuckerCarlson should be fired today and any company that continues to advertise on Fox News should pay a very steep price. https://t.co/rlOPNCdz5O
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) January 3, 2019
Wasn’t Tucker Carlson’s step-mother heir to the Swanson frozen foods empire? I assume she made more 💰than daddy, which by Tucker’s own logic explains why he is such a tool.
— Mark Kaufman (@Drawmark) January 3, 2019
My wife makes a lot more than I do. I don’t drink, don’t do drugs, never served time, and my kids are better off having a successful and hard-working female role model. Tucker needs to grow a pair of ovaries.
— Jack Lechelt (@JackLechelt) January 3, 2019
Holy shit, so fix men, don't break women.
— Inspirationeer (@Inspirationeer) January 3, 2019
He’s gonna hurt his knuckles walking down a sidewalk…
— Joe Falcone (@Falconjo) January 3, 2019
Quite similar to ISIS/Taliban’s view
— Sasan (@profbeerbelly) January 3, 2019
Folks wondered why Carlson has so little faith in men.
So, his argument is that men are basically ❄️❄️?
— Steve Smith (@SWS_EDU) January 3, 2019
His rationale is that if women are out of the home working, kids will end up criminals and on drugs because men are incapable of doing what women do?
— SoniaJ (@sj_ca1867) January 3, 2019
He's certainly not giving men much credit. How sexist
— Director (@LeeMILBY) January 3, 2019
News flash: Male egos are very fragile. So we must destroy any sense of female self worth and independence compensate…sigh.
— David (@DavidDlmeans) January 3, 2019
Though Carlson’s comments are laughable, some folks are not laughing.
He's mad at women. Someone fire this man. First immigrants, now women. Seems Tucker can't take it when other people succeed. I hope more sponsors drop out and he gets fired. There's no room for this kind of rhetoric.
— Merritt Kelly (@MerrittKelly1) January 3, 2019
Better yet, boycott Fox News!!
— Elliot Malet (@Elliottmalet) January 3, 2019
WTH?! Get ride of him!
— Theresa Couture (@blacklab01129) January 3, 2019
— Mary Kaye Gertz (@KayeGertz) January 3, 2019
This comes in handy.https://t.co/TVyYZmapMR
Boycott. All. Fox. Advertisers.
— 4TheCommonMan (@4TheCommonMen) January 3, 2019
His comments are unacceptable and revolting. If this were any other workplace, he would be fired for this
— Allie (@AllieSha17) January 3, 2019
If you scratch the surface…
Someone’s frail masculinity is threatened by the surge of women in power.
— Pat Smith (@pitprince) January 3, 2019
This is Tucker Carlson’s way of holding women back. It’s really disgusting. My significant other works freelance – some years I’ve made more than him, some not. He’s never turned to drink or drugs in the years I earn more. Never even considered it.
— Stephanie Armstrong (@PaceGirlNY) January 3, 2019
Tucker Carlson has revealed himself to be afraid to compete in a world where he is not given an advantage because of his gender and race. Big indication he feels inferior.
— Marilyn Hardin (@marilynhardin7) January 3, 2019
Tucker, you cra cra.
— marjorie (@onceupntym) January 3, 2019
He sounds like he's afraid of independent women. Now why might that be?
— The Other Weatherwax sister (@ainthavingit) January 3, 2019
Something wrong with that Tucker ? pic.twitter.com/UGuNaE3vJO
— Thicky Ricardo (@MsSmartie2u) January 3, 2019
Tucker's got 'gina envy 😼
— mamasota (@kittylabrava) January 3, 2019
We believe men can handle women making more money, even if Carlson doesn’t.