Tucker Carlson calls Barack Obama 'creepy old guy' for asking Americans to vaccinate, labeled 'king of creeps'

'Only in Tucker Carlson and Fox’s moral universe is the ‘creepy old guy’ former president Barack Obama and not Donald Trump,' said Mehdi Hasan


                            Tucker Carlson calls Barack Obama 'creepy old guy' for asking Americans to vaccinate, labeled 'king of creeps'
Fox News host Tucker Carlson's remarks came after ex-President Barack Obama urged Americans to get the coronavirus vaccine in a public service announcement (Getty Images)

Fox News host Tucker Carlson slammed former President Barack Obama and called him a "creepy old guy" for urging Americans to get vaccinated for Covid-19 in a public service announcement. As soon as Carlson's comments came to light, people started slamming him and soon #CreepyTucker started trending on Twitter.

On Monday, May 3, during a segment on 'Tucker Carlson Tonight', the anchor played Obama's PSA on NBC News, before criticizing the ex-president over the announcement. "NBC is now running, and you may have seen these, PSAs (public service announcements) with its on-air talent demanding that everyone in the country get the shot. Barack Obama just released this creepy little video telling small children to get the shot," he said.

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The host then aired Obama's message, which was aired last week. "Hi everybody it's Barack. Now that every American over the age of 16 is eligible to get the vaccine I want to talk about you getting yours," Obama said. "The vaccine is safe, it's effective, it's free. I got one, Michelle got one, people you know got one. And now you can get one too. It's the only way we're going to get back to all the things we love, from spending time with grandparents, to going to concerts, to watching live sports. So get the vaccine as soon as you can." After the video ended, Carlson shook his head and called Obama the "NBC on-air talent." Carlson then referred to his public health message as "some creepy old guy telling your children, your little kids to take medicine whose effects we do not fully understand. That's totally normal, yeah, that happens every day. Don't ask questions, just do it."



 

As soon as he made the derogatory comment about the former President of the US, people started slamming him. A user said, "Tucker Carlson is the king of creeps. Kids over 16 are not little children. Obama is not creepy. Hopefully 16 year olds have enough common sense to see right through Tucker. Not much there." Another said, "#CreepyTucker is still a lying weasel." One said, "The vaccine was good enough for Rupert Murdoch, tuckers boss. Also Obama is neither old nor creepy."

 



 



 



 

Journalist Mehdi Hasan tweeted, "Only in Tucker Carlson and Fox’s moral universe is the ‘creepy old guy’ former president Barack Obama and not Donald Trump..." While another one said, "#[email protected] berating @BarackObama for a PSA encouraging vaccinations, calling a former President a “creepy old guy,” may be the proverbial “bottom of the barrel” we keep hearing about. When Tucker goes low...he can always go lower."



 



 

"Weird take for Tucker, given he's a creepy guy telling people to do or believe things that he doesn't understand at all on a daily basis," said one Twitterati. While another one questioned, "First, Obama specifically addressed those over 16. Why would Tucker refer to those over 16 as "little kids"? When he refers to brown teenagers as men? Also, creepy is threatening to pull masks off of children and report their parents, as Tucker suggested his audience to do."



 



 

In the US, 247 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines have been given so far. In the last week, an average of 2.29 million doses per day were administered.

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