Is Tucker Carlson vaccinated against COVID-19? The world may never know.
Still, a lot of people feel really confident that the answer is “yes, absolutely,” especially in light of his employer’s own rules for COVID-19 safety. If they’re right, then his refusal to say so, combined with his anti-vax rants, make him look pretty hypocritical. In fact, vaccination status aside, there’s still a highly hypocritical element to a lot of his attacks on COVID-19 precautions, in light of Fox News‘s own rules — and Tucker is being hit hard on social media for it.
CNN reported last month on Fox‘s cautionary mandates for employees. They’re pretty typical: employees have to disclose vaccination status; unvaccinated employees have to wear masks; and unvaccinated employees must submit to a daily health screening.
Meanwhile, Carlson tells his viewers that being asked to disclose vaccination status is like being asked to disclose private matters in one’s sex life, rails against mask mandates, and suggests to his viewers that getting a vaccine might cause their genitals to suffer.
After reading off Nicki Minaj's tweet citing her cousin's friend's swollen balls to justify why she won't be "bullied" into taking the vaccine, Tucker Carlson says it "seems sensible." pic.twitter.com/8uR3vbOlvH
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) September 14, 2021
He’s getting called out pretty heavily for the evident and perceived hypocrisy.
If you are one of the reporters who regularly texts with Tucker Carlson, it is your duty to pull out your phone right now and ask him if his testicles became swollen after he took the vaccine. Do it for America. pic.twitter.com/gnbe9ZZxu3
— Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) September 14, 2021
Tucker Carlson be like : Do as I say, not as I do pic.twitter.com/0qEwYIJDfv
— Alicia Smith 💙🌊🌊 #FBR (@AliciaSmith987) September 14, 2021
Tucker Carlson got vaccinated. Very early on. And yet, every night he tells his audience NOT to get vaccinated. So yes, Tucker is dishonest. And yes, he’s a coward. But it’s worse than that. He knows what he’s doing every night is getting people killed. But he just doesn’t care. https://t.co/aklwxtTgN2
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) September 14, 2021
Tucker Carlson shouldn't be telling his audience the COVID vaccines a mixed picture because . a. Tucker Carlson is vaccinated. b. Tucker Carlson is vaccinated. c. Tucker Carlson is vaccinated. d. Tucker Carlson is vaccinated.See Also
— Mr. Newberger (@jeremynewberger) September 14, 2021
Just a reminder that Tucker Carlson IS VACCINATED.
Everything he says on the air is him endangering stupid people for money.
One more time. Tucker Carlson is vaccinated! pic.twitter.com/5PU17AzRrC
— Sabrina McDaniel (@Sabrina_McDa) September 14, 2021
Fully vaccinated Tucker Carlson is railing against vaccines because Tucker Carlson is a filthy lying hypocritical gaslighting sociopathic mass murdering fascist amoral traitor moron agent of chaos.
— The USA Singers (@TheUSASingers) September 10, 2021
Carlson didn’t exactly help his case when he recently said that he tries not to lie on-air, but admitted that he will do so if he decides it’s necessary — using the phrase “backed into a corner.” Ultimately, it’s probably a good idea to get information on health — including COVID-19 and vaccines — from a trusted medical professional, rather than an entertainer or news commentator.
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Steph Bazzle reports on social issues and religion for Hill Reporter. She focuses on stories that speak to everyone's right to practice what they believe in and receive the support of their communities and government officials. You can reach her at Steph@HillReporter.com