As Carlson’s Advertisers Are Targeted, He Refuses to Apologize

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A shocking report revealing demented sexist comments made by Fox News host Tucker Carlson has raised new questions about whether advertisers will continue to stick by his show, “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”

On video clips uncovered by Media Matters for America, Carlson is heard saying things like Paris Hilton and Britney Spears are “two of the biggest white whores in America,” women are “extremely primitive,” and a teacher sleeping with an underage male student is “doing a service to all 13-year-old girls.”

He also defends the actions of Warren Jeffs, a man accused of facilitating the marriage of an underage teenage girl to an older man.

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Tucker Carlson used the c-word, said women are ‘primitive’ and ‘like dogs,’ and joked about a 13-year-old being molested during newly unearthed radio appearances”

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The clips come from Carlson’s appearances on the radio show “Bubba the Love Sponge,” where he was a weekly guest from 2006 to 2011.

In response to the widespread backlash to the clips on social media, Carlson admitted that his comments were “naughty,” but did not apologize. He invited anyone who disagrees with his views to come on his show and explain why.

Stormy Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti, a Carlson antagonist, is leading the charge for a boycott of his advertisers. He tweeted:

“Would any advertiser on @foxnews permit their CEO or other executive officers to behave like dirtbag @TuckerCarlson? The answer is “NO.” If they do not demand his firing NOW, they are condoning his conduct. It is time for him to be fired – immediately.”

Another lawyer, Max Kennerly, tweeted:

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.”

Carlson was embroiled in a previous controversy with advertisers after he suggested on his show in December 2018 that immigrants are making the United States “dirtier.”

“We have a moral obligation to admit the world’s poor, they tell us, even if it makes our own country poorer and dirtier and more divided,” he said on his show, later criticizing immigrants again with his take on the Emma Lazarus poem at the base of the Statue of Liberty. “Huddled masses yearning to breathe free? Nope, cynical shakedown artists who have been watching too much CNN.”

The comments led to more than 20 advertisers withdrawing their involvement from Carlson’s show.