Fox News host Tucker Carlson seems to think it’s funny that lots of gay men are acquiring monkeypox.
On his show last night, he responded to calls for the virus to get a new name.
On Monday, the New York City health department wrote to the World Health Organization to say that “Monkeypox” was stigmatizing.
Health commissioner Ashwin Vasan wrote of the “painful and racist history within which terminology like (monkeypox) is rooted for communities of color.
“Continuing to use the term ‘monkeypox’ to describe the current outbreak may reignite these traumatic feelings of racism and stigma — particularly for Black people and other people of color, as well as members of the LGBTQIA+ communities, and it is possible that they may avoid engaging in vital health care services because of it.”
Carlson was dismissive of the idea, saying, “So, monkeypox is about the coolest name ever for a disease.
“But they are changing the name because racism or something.”
Carlson said he’d run a Twitter poll offering alternative suggestions. The winning entry?
The results are in. Monkeypox will now officially be called “Schlong Covid.” pic.twitter.com/nEFZjvWAnV
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) July 29, 2022
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Although this is a pun on ‘Long Covid’, it’s likely also a reference to the fact the majority of monkeypox cases so far have been amongst men who have sex with men.
“That won our audience election result with about 40% of the vote,” said Carlson. “So, let Rochelle Walensky at the CDC know.”
Carlson’s poll had around 26,000 votes. ‘Midterm Variant’ came second, followed by ‘Adam Schiffilis’.
WHO has previously talked about renaming monkeypox but has not as yet done so.
San Francisco: State of emergency over monkeypox
In the UK, health officials say that around 95% of monkeypox cases (as of mid-July) had been in gay and bisexual men. It’s not clear why this might be the case, but signs are emerging it’s crossing over to wider society. Officials diagnosed two cases in children last week in the US.
Last week, New York, which has emerged as a hotspot for the illness, announced three mass vaccination sites. They will be open this weekend, and gay men who have had multiple sexual partners recently will be prioritized.
Related: New York opens three mass vaccination centers for monkeypox
Yesterday, the Mayor of San Francisco declared a state of emergency over the growing number of cases in the city. Mayor London Breed also said the city was in “desperate need of vaccines.”
Last weekend, WHO declared monkeypox a global emergency. Yesterday, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO director-general, told reporters gay men should reduce the number of sexual partners they have to help cut transmission rates.
“This is an outbreak that can be stopped, if countries, communities, and individuals inform themselves, take the risks seriously, and take the steps needed to stop transmission and protect vulnerable groups,” Tedros urged.
“For men who have sex with men, this includes, for the moment, reducing your number of sexual partners, reconsidering sex with new partners, and exchanging contact details with any new partners to enable follow-up if needed.”
i would hate to be his kids and have to always think about someone attacking you for being the offspring of such a dick-head. You can run but you can’t hide especially when you offend just about everyone except morons who watch fox television with an ak 15 in one hand and a Bud and a cigarette in the other.
What decent woman have sex with him. He has such a little tuck tuck, that is why he is so pissed off at the world
The only good thing about being gTucker Carlson’s kid is that you’ll probably get to be the one to pull the plug on his death bed.
Carlson has never really mastered the art of being humorous. Not even a nit.
Agreed. He does seem to be politically savvy, and I do suspect that we underestimate his potential to be a viable presidential candidate in some future, godawfully bleaker time. But his show is boring and derivative. That said, there was one bit he did that had me in stitches, and I just KNOW many of you too would be laughing if a similar joke was done at the expense of one of those MAGA loons.
(I’m not sure qu*erty will allow me to post the y*utube clip, but if you just look up “Tucker Carlson Michael Jackson”)
The man is a dick
He is not a man and I would question he has the other. Just a plain waste of space.
Don’t disrespect a marvelous piece of male anatomy by comparing it to Tucker…wet fart, turd, pusswad, etc are acceptable but not “dick”.
Stadnick you are being kind
you are being kind
Tucker is a dotard.
he’s just huge waste of skin.
What’s that useless piece of skin at the end of a dick? A man.
Remember, this is the guy who filled up his yearbook page with “memberships” to fake student clubs like the “Jesse Helms Foundation” and the “Dan White Society.” (Dan White was a Catholic man who assassinated a gay politician, Harvey Milk.) These clubs didn’t even exist. That’s just his sense of humor. He thinks being a bigot, and telling everyone about it, is a funny thing.
I can not stand this pus filled bloated tick! hatefully moronic, C!@#$%^T FOX truly sucks ass
It’s so easy to lie, be stupid, and say childish things….doesn’t take a whole lot of logic, irony, or wit…just a raincoat and a room freshener when he starts spilling his bile at you
An oxygen waster!
He is kind of a sub-species.
i hear he’s “friends” with christian walker.
He’s a wanker with one dishpan hand.
So, since Covid was overwhelmingly a straight virus, where is that poll to rename it? I think we might have overwhelmingly chosen “TuckerVirus”, a much more deadly virus.
Tucker Carlson is a waste of oxygen. He is racist, xenophobic, homophobic and an overall hateful creature (I don’t consider that a human being). Anyone who believes what he says is an idiot and deserves to wallow in that.