Fox News pundit Tucker Carlson has made a lot of people angry over the years by making sexist, racist, transphobic, and various other bigoted statements on his show, repeatedly losing him advertisers.
However, one of his most recent segments trashing pregnant soldiers and soldiers who are women, calling them “a mockery of the U.S. military,” may have shattered his previous record for pissing people off.
It was so bad that Carlson has four-star generals directly agreeing with people saying that he “couldn’t be more wrong.”
In spite of having a name that should definitely be stolen by the nearest funk band, that is a real four-star U.S. military general trashing Tucker Carlson.
The pundit spent Tuesday night on a segment claiming that Joe Biden is “feminizing” the U.S. military, which is apparently supposed to be a bad thing, after the president spoke about women in uniform on International Women’s Day.
“While China’s military becomes more masculine as it’s assembled the world’s largest navy, our military needs to become as Joe Biden says more feminine, whatever feminine means anymore since men and women no longer exist,” he said.
Senator Tammy Duckworth, retired Army National Guard lieutenant colonel, may have entered the best response to Tucker’s attack on countless soldiers and veterans.
“F— Tucker Carlson,” she wrote. “While he was practicing his two-step, America’s female warriors were hunting down Al Qaeda and proving the strength of America’s women.”
“Happy belated International Women’s Day to everyone but Tucker, who even I can dance better than.”
Even U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin had time to respond to Carlson’s comments, expressing through Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby that this sexism made him sick.
“The Secretary certainly shares the revulsion of so many others to what Mr. Carlson said,” Kirby told reporters. He also expressed that the military is continuing its efforts to make the institution more inclusive for everybody.
“We pledge to do better, and we will. What we absolutely won’t do is take personnel advice from a talk show host, or the Chinese military. Maybe those folks feel like they have something to prove. That’s on them.”
As the hours wore on, Carlson faced a carpet-bombing of criticism for his comments, turning into perhaps the least controversial military campaign in U.S. history.