Fox News host Tucker Carlson made comments on Tuesday regarding House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) eyebrows that have gone viral on social media.
Carlson mentioned Pelosi’s new look, describing her as resembling a “reincarnation” of pop singer Michael Jackson who was known for his plastic surgery.
NOW – Pelosi: “What the Republicans are doing across the country, is really a legislative continuation of January 6th.”pic.twitter.com/g8rZd5BioW
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Carlson savages Pelosi
“Let’s be clear, this wasn’t video of Michael Jackson performing his hit songs of the 1990s; this appeared to be a living version of the international pop star that news reports claim died of a drug [overdose] more than a dozen years ago,” Carlson joked.
“And despite those claims, there he was: fully, undeniably Michael Jackson talking on television,” he added.
Social media erupted after Carlson’s hilarious comparison, and content creators on TikTok and other platforms who reposted the segment received thousands of views.
A lot of work done
The popular Fox News host held nothing back in his takedown of the aging, gaffe-prone speaker.
Carlson noted that Pelosi’s new look “raises eyebrows.” The joke continued well beyond his program to one of the top trending news stories on social media on Tuesday.
The Fox News host has long been known for his creative trolling of political leaders. Opponents have accused him of blurring the line between real news and parody.
The comedy attempts have often been huge ratings wins for Carlson’s show. His Fox News program has continued to rate among the top news programs in the nation, well ahead of mainstream competitors at CNN and MSNBC.
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The success of his controversial programs has also led to increased airtime on the Fox Nation streaming service where he hosts Tucker Carlson Today.