There is seemingly no limit to the things Fox News’ Tucker Carlson will say, especially when it comes to matters regarding the recent social injustice protests that have been taking place throughout the country.
Critics have come out to condemn the controversial host because of comments he made on Tucker Carlson Tonight Thursday evening regarding the 17-year-old white man who killed two people during the protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin. “How shocked are we that 17-year-olds with rifles decided they had to maintain order when no one else would?” he asked during his program last night.
People in Wisconsin are protesting after video footage showed an unarmed Black man being shot in the back multiple times by white police officers in front of his children as he entered his vehicle in Kenosha, Wisconsin, this past Sunday.
Earlier this week, Kyle Rittenhouse was charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of two men who have not yet been identified. Rittenhouse, who is from Antioch, Illinois, used a semi-automatic rifle in the attack.
Carlson took to Twitter with this statement.
Kenosha devolved into anarchy because the authorities abandoned the people. Those in charge, from the governor on down, refused to enforce the law. They’ve stood back and watched Kenosha burn. Are we really surprised that looting and arson accelerated to murder? pic.twitter.com/oul2KUiDi3
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) August 27, 2020
The reaction to his comments during his show and on his Twitter account was swift criticism.
— Max Boot (@MaxBoot) August 27, 2020
He just justified murder. https://t.co/JLcWzB6s2H
— Ida Bae Wells (@nhannahjones) August 27, 2020
Vigilante violence was always one of my greatest worries about the present moment. And here we have a prominent TV host – a man who had the president’s ear – excusing it, rationalizing it. https://t.co/I3KMZveiEc
— Blake News (@blakehounshell) August 27, 2020
If they don’t take action after this, every one of Fox News’s executives, directors, and advertisers is complicit in Tucker Carlson’s racist, murderous rants. https://t.co/YbT8as1kHg
— Robert Reich (@RBReich) August 27, 2020
“@DesignationSix: Tucker Carlson Justifies Kyle Rittenhouse’s murders. We need to boycott cable until they ban Fox News. We can also boycott their sponsors@Disney
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— John Cusack (@johncusack) August 27, 2020
Tucker Carlson Justifies Kyle Rittenhouse’s murders. We need to boycott cable until they ban Fox News. We can also boycott their sponsors@officedepot@StampsCom@Disney@hulu@legacybox@TivityHealth@SandalsResorts@WeatherTech@pray@tecovas@Zappos@amazon@QunolOfficial
— Atomic Mama (@simplyatomic) August 27, 2020