Tucker Carlson doesn’t believe White Supremacy really exists. The Fox News host has made that argument on a number of occasions.
At the same time, Carlson angrily pushes back against any efforts to diversify spaces. So it was no surprise to see the Fox host become enraged last night while talking about Sesame Streets new Asian American character.
The pundit ranted, “Yeah, the rise in hate crimes against Asians committed by all those Trump supporters. That spurred Sesame Street to get an Asian Muppet and it spurred NPR to celebrate it. Now, this is a big change. If you remember Sesame Street, there was Big Bird and Cookie Monster. They didn’t seem to have ethnicities. In fact, that was the point. There was no tribalism on Sesame Street — that’s why they used animals, not people. Not anymore.”
“According to NPR, the ethnicity of the Sesame Street Muppets is the most important thing. And not just on Sesame Street, in all entertainment and art and culture. No one in NPR reads books anymore, obviously, they’ve thrown down the rule code, which they probably never read in the first place. But they do stream a ton of garbage off the internet, and when they watch it, they’re most interested in what the people look like — the shades of their skin.”
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.