'TuckerVaxxed' trends after Tucker Carlson asked if he's been vaccinated as he opposes Covid inoculation

The hashtag 'TuckerVaxxed' started to trend after Dr Jonathan Reiner tore into the Fox host during an appearance on CNN, demanding that the news anchor let viewers know about his vaccination status

                            'TuckerVaxxed' trends after Tucker Carlson asked if he's been vaccinated as he opposes Covid inoculation
Fox News host Tucker Carlson discusses 'Populism and the Right' during the National Review Institute's Ideas Summit at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel March 29, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Getty Images)

As Fox News host Tucker Carlson continues to question the effectiveness of the coronavirus vaccine, being rolled at an amazing success rate in the US, people are starting to wonder if he himself has been secretly inoculated. 

On Sunday, the hashtag "TuckerVaxxed" started to trend on Twitter after Dr Jonathan Reiner tore into the Fox News host during an appearance on CNN, demanding that he let viewers know about his vaccination status. "So I think he’s really a saboteur. That’s what I think of Tucker Carlson,” the doctor said. “Every night he has a million questions about this vaccine. Somehow, magically, he has no one on his show that can answer these questions — I’m willing to answer these questions. I have two questions for Tucker Carlson. Number one, you have been vaccinated? Number two, why won’t you tell your audience whether you have been vaccinated? I am tired of his nonsense.”


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Picking up where Dr Reiner left off, anti-Trump PAC Lincoln Project took to Twitter to ask, "@TuckerCarlson, have you been vaccinated?"


'Why won't Tucker Carlson tell his audience he's been vaccinated?'

Following Lincoln Project's inquiry, many social media users had similar reactions to the Fox News host peddling unfounded claims against the vaccine on the popular right-leaning platform. "Tucker Carlson got vaccinated, he knows that it is safe, he is lying to his viewers. Tucker is a lying coward. #TuckerVaxxed," one of them said, while another said, "FOX ANCHORS ARE VACCINATED #TuckerVaxxed." A third noted, "Why won't Tucker Carlson tell his audience he's been vaccinated? #TuckerVaxxed." One more said, "Hey #TuckerCarlson what’s your status? All you do is peddle falsehoods, putting people’s lives in jeopardy. #Tucker #TuckerVaxxed." 

TV host Tucker Carlson arrives at the Bloomberg afterparty following the White House Correspondents' Dinner April 26, 2008 in Washington, DC. (Getty Images)

The next commented, "Even #FoxLies wouldn't let #Tucker work unless he was #VACCINATED! #TuckerVaxxed #TuckerIsAMoron" A commenter tweeted, "Hey @TuckerCarlson - You got vaccinated, didn’t you? Why not tell the truth? #TuckerVaxxed." Another quipped, "What say you, Tuckums? Did you get the shot? Did you have a bad reaction because you look white as a sheet. #TuckerVaxxed." One more remarked, "You mean the poster child for untalented unchecked white male privilege? $5 says #TuckerVaxxed in secret months ago just like the former guy, because that’s what spineless traitorous opportunistic hacks do #FireTuckerCarlson." A person reacted with, "If he's doing in studio shows, #TuckerVaxxed. There's no way Fox is letting anyone in those doors without it."


















Is Tucker Carlson an anti-vaxxer?

Although Carlson has never identified himself as an anti-vaxxer, he has time and again raised suspicions about the coronavirus vaccine. Back in February, he said on his show that powerful people are “for certain” trying to deceive people about the Covid-19 vaccine.

Tucker Carlson, host of "Tucker Carlson Tonight" poses at IGNITION: Future of Media at Time Warner Center on November 29, 2017 in New York City. (Getty Images)

“There are a lot of those things right now, more than ever. One of them is our ongoing COVID pandemic. After months of hearing that life could never return to normal until we get a vaccine, we’ve got a vaccine. Two vaccines, actually. But life did not return to normal. Life got worse,” Tucker complained back in March. “We were instructed to take the new vaccine as soon as possible, and then to put on more masks. One mask was no longer enough. Anyone who complained about that was punished."

Carlson also repeated similar claims in December of last year. Citing the case of an Alaska woman’s allergic reaction to the Pfizer vaccine, he attacked the scientific community, government leaders, social media companies and celebrities for promoting the shots. He then questioned the safety and efficacy of the vaccine as “glitzy” and “too slick.”

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