Fox News host Tucker Carlson is getting ripped apart by the media for promoting “testicle tanning” as a method of increasing testosterone in his upcoming documentary, but is the “Tonight” star just baiting the liberal left?
Carlson is coming out with a series of documentaries on the upcoming second season of his new show, “Tucker Carlson Originals.”
He released a preview of an episode called “The End of Men,” which showcased a montage of shirtless men participating in traditionally masculine activities such as doing pushups, firing rifles, grilling, and wrestling.
The trailer took an odd turn when the camera panned up to a naked man standing spread eagle on a rock structure above a pool, while he appeared to tan his genitals with a red light.
“Once a society collapses then, you’re in hard times,” a British narrator said as more shirtless men do manly things like lifting tires, chopping wood, taking a recovery bath, and drinking raw eggs.
“Well, hard iron sharpens iron as they say, and those hard times inevitably produce men who are tough, men who are resourceful, men who are strong enough to survive,” he continues. “They go on to reestablish order, and so the cycle begins again.”
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“Late Night” host Seth Myers said it was the “weirdest” thing to happen in right-wing politics this week.
“If there was some sort of massive global testosterone crisis, is it already time to start tanning your balls?!” Meyers questioned. “Nothing is crazier than a conservative’s second idea. ‘I don’t trust vaccines, but I’ll eat some horse paste.’ Are there ever solutions somewhere between Plan A and the craziest shit you’ve ever heard?”
Liberal Twitter piled on to pan the trailer. “This is so gay,” wrote “Star Trek” star George Takei.
“I thought I was straight until I watched this. Thank you, @TuckerCarlson. Thank you,” added “The West Wing’s” Bradley Whitford.
“I don’t think @TuckerCarlson should be talking about low levels of testosterone in men when he sounds like he’s still going through puberty,” remarked director Ken Olin.
“Tucker Carlson has created a new genre: cockumentary,” said George Hahn.
Only time will tell if the trailer is legitimately straight forward, or a ploy to rile the media with Carlson’s trademark deadpan humor.
The Fox News host inflamed left-wing outlets when he mocked the M&M brand for making their mascots “gender inclusive” in January.
“The green M&M, you will notice, is no longer wearing sexy boots. Now she’s wearing sensible sneakers. Why the change?” He joked in the segment.
“That’s progress. M&Ms will not be satisfied until every last cartoon character is deeply unappealing and totally androgynous,” Calson deadpanned. “Until the moment you wouldn’t want to have a drink with any one of them. That’s the goal. When you are totally turned off, we’ve achieved equity. They’ve won.”
His commentary inspired the unhinged headlines: “Tucker Carlson Whines He’s No Longer Attracted To The Brown M&M” and “Tucker Carlson Wants His Horny M&M’s Back.”