Tucker Carlson: Bubba the Love Sponge misogynistic comments spark call for boycott

Sergio Cunningham
March 12, 2019

The nonprofit Media Matters for America published transcriptions on Sunday of Carlson's appearances on the Florida radio show Bubba the Love Sponge from 2006 and 2011.

Carlson was widely criticized on Sunday following a report from the nonprofit Media Matters for America that compiled and transcribed more than a dozen instances of the host appearing on the "Bubba the Love Sponge Show", a popular radio program broadcast from Tampa.

"Media Matters caught me saying something naughty on a radio show more than a decade ago", Carlson said in a statement about remarks made through 2011. Instead, he invited anyone who disagrees with his views as expressed these days on TV to come challenge him on Tucker Carlson Tonight.

-April 4, 2006: Carlson downplays the molestation of a 13-year-old boy abused by his teacher, saying that female teachers who rape their underage male students are "doing a service to all 13-year-old girls by taking the pressure off".

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He also made this gross comment about his own daughter, after the show hosts spoke about sexual experimentations at boarding school: "If it weren't my daughter I would love that scenario". "If you're talking to a feminist, and she's given you, 'Well, men really need to be more sensitive, ' [say] no, actually, men don't need to be more sensitive". Carlson asked when Jeffs's conviction was brought up. He's an accessory to the rape of children.

How has Tucker Carlson reacted? Sorry. Now I'm just telling I'm to raise your marriage between the 16 year old and a 27 year old is not the same as telling a stranger off the street and rapier. The rapist in this case has made a lifelong commitment to women take care of the person.

There are growing calls also for those disgusted by Carlson's remarks to boycott advertisers, with activists tweeting out names of those they say pay Fox big money to get their products in front of viewers. Jeffs was convicted of felony rape as an accomplice for facilitating marriages between adult men and underage girls; Carlson called the charges "bulls--". In response, the shock jock asks Carlson if he was "physically capable" of enduring such unwanted advances or "do you take your hat off to this kid?" He also said, "there's no Canadian woman that you'd want to pay to sleep with". Fox News will be holding an event this week focused on wooing advertisers. What do you mean in accessory? "And one of the things they hate more than anything is weakness in a man".

"I got to be honest with you".

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