Boycott Tucker Carlson (#BoycottTuckerCarlson) is trending on Twitter as calls grow for advertisers to ditch his show after Media Matters published audio clips of him making deeply offensive comments on Bubba the Love Sponge radio show between 2006 and 2011.
Carlson said, in one clip, underage marriage is not “the same thing exactly as pulling a child from a bus stop and sexually assaulting that child… The rapist in this case has made a lifelong commitment to live and take care of the person so it is a little different.”
In another clip, Carlson talked underage girls at his daughter’s boarding school experimenting sexually with each other: “If it weren’t my daughter I would love that scenario.”
The Daily Beast reports Carlson “appeared to defend statutory rape and called for the elimination of rape shield laws, among other things.”
Carlson didn’t apologize. “Media Matters caught me saying something naughty on a radio show more than a decade ago,” Carlson tweeted.
Carlson is digging in like his Fox News associate Jeanine Pirro, who has been under fire for anti-Muslim slur against Rep. Ilhan Omar, saying wearing a hijab is “antithetical” to the U.S. Constitution.