"The Office" star Rainn Wilson surprised users on Twitter this week when he said that he agreed with almost everything that Tucker Carlson said in his first video since parting ways with Fox News last week.
Wilson shared the surprising comments in a Thursday Twitter update.
— RainnWilson (@rainnwilson) April 27, 2023
"I never thought I’d say it but I agree with @TuckerCarlson on almost everything he’s saying here," Wilson said, alongside a link to Carlson's video.
Wilson's support is a strong contrast with his past history as an outspoken climate change activist who has also argued for stronger gun limitations.
Good evening pic.twitter.com/SPrsYKWKCE
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) April 27, 2023
Carlson's video has already reached viral status, with more than 78 million views on Twitter in addition to other outlets.
“One of the first things you realize when you step outside the noise for a few days is how many genuinely nice people there are in this country,” Carlson said.
“Kind and decent people. People who really care about what’s true, and I know a bunch of hilarious people also. A lot of those. It’s got to be the majority of the population. Even now. So that’s heartening," he added.
Will you still watch Fox News??https://t.co/xWZoCEKnSd
— Gunnery Sergeant Jessie Jane Duff (@JessieJaneDuff) April 24, 2023
The shocking news came last week shortly after Fox settled a lawsuit with Dominion Voting Systems over claims of defamation about the 2020 presidential election results.
Fellow Fox News host Dan Bongino also announced he was parting ways with the network just days before the announcement with Carlson.
The changes have already led to a reported drop in ratings for Fox News, especially during Carlson's key prime-time weeknight slot. Reports showed that his Wednesday slot experienced a 56% drop in ratings just two days after the announcement of Carlson leaving the network, with just 1.33 million viewers following 3.05 million viewers at the same time the previous week. The drop left the slot at number two behind MSNBC's Chris Hayes, according to a report from the Epoch Times.
Wilson's agreement with Carlson shows that even among those in Hollywood, there are more people who agree with a lot of what Carlson is saying, showing widespread support for the media personality following his abrupt departure from Fox News.