Internet gangs up on Tucker Carlson after guest suggests black woman should ‘walk a mile’ in a white woman’s shoes
Amid all the days’ insane headlines, a guest on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show Wednesday still managed to shock.
Describing how some people “want to see racism everywhere,” gay conservative pundit Chadwick Moore provided an anecdote to illustrate his point.
“I was having a conversation with a young, upper middle class black woman, and she was talking about how badly she gets treated on the street here in New York, and I said to her, ‘what if you lived for one day as a white woman and you were treated the exact same way and people were just as rude to you? What then?'” Moore said.
Tucker Carlson guest literally says he told a black woman who experienced racism that she should walk a mile in a white womans shoes before passing judgement
I just can’t pic.twitter.com/5O6ybA8duj
— Andrew Lawrence (@ndrew_lawrence) January 4, 2018
Unsurprisingly, Twitter revolted.
“Tucker Carlson guest literally says he told a black woman who experienced racism that she should walk a mile in a white womans shoes before passing judgement,” Media Matters’ researcher Andrew Lawrence tweeted with the video. “I just can’t.”
Others shared Lawrence’s shock.
“@Chadwick_Moore said this idiocy with a smile,” CNN commentator and former South Carolina state legislator Bakari Sellers tweeted.
I’m going to set this here and just back away.
— Bakari Sellers (@Bakari_Sellers) January 4, 2018
“Quite reasonably, you’ll assume that his comments can’t be worse than the chyron, but then you’ll listen to them,” The Black List founder Franklin Leonard tweeted, referencing the chyron that touted news of “Major websites attacking white people.”
Quite reasonably, you’ll assume that his comments can’t be worse than the chyron, but then you’ll listen to them. https://t.co/MAbTNryagf
— Franklin Leonard (@franklinleonard) January 4, 2018
Check out the best responses below.
About these shoes: can we just keep them handy and put them on real quick if we get pulled over by police? https://t.co/xSaMUlpRVF
— Tananarive Due (@TananariveDue) January 4, 2018
Hahahahaha. This is the guy who wrote a whole whiny story about how some of his friends stopped wanting to hang out when he started being an openly-racist Trump supporter https://t.co/UDBCMJf8m8
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) January 4, 2018
Jesus. He makes me embarrassed to be white. https://t.co/D9t1O7EIrJ
— justin_canes (@canadacanes) January 4, 2018
— Andrew (@jupin) January 4, 2018
LMAOOOO DAWG WHAT THIS IS COMEDY LIKE https://t.co/ouX9OvJ6z3
— Bobby Rothstein (@rothsteinfirm) January 4, 2018
I walk in white woman’s shoes every day. I cannot imagine feeling like I have anything to teach a black woman about racism. https://t.co/q2wIlTXBcn
— joy meads (@capnjoy) January 4, 2018
Comments like these are why other countries starting to not take the US seriously. Also why China & Germany are lining up to be the number one superpower, replacing the US.@FoxNews @congressdotgov @GOP @WhiteHouse @realDonaldTrump = 🤡 https://t.co/uEQbBzGtT7
— SHP (@Medusaforever) January 4, 2018
Holy fucking shit. How can you be outright racist on TV and keep your fucking job? That's fucking insanity. https://t.co/91GFC56nHh
— p-Play All the Offs (@BenStancliff) January 4, 2018
— Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) January 4, 2018
A deep discussion on Fox News between two dudes named Chadwick and Tucker. https://t.co/s0djeiUTv2
— Brett Michael (@thecajunboy) January 4, 2018
so this chryon is what Fox business plan has become reduced to? “Major Websites Attacking White People” https://t.co/mvVG8DikEs
— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) January 4, 2018
if two guys on Fox News named Tucker and Chadwick can't convince you that white people have it rough, then https://t.co/cjciybYvhb
— Simon Maloy (@SimonMaloy) January 4, 2018
Tucker Carlson and friend whitesplainin' the black experience. https://t.co/RDLaK0hIgn
— Heisenberg (@atheist_in_nc) January 4, 2018
@TuckerCarlson have you really become this stupid? If so, it’s time for your caregiver to retire you. I used to listen to you, but you’ve gone way beyond the pale…. all for a buck? Resign a-hole. https://t.co/VTPvQ7h5hq
— Roy Hamme (@RoyHamme) January 4, 2018
Some people are so dumb, they shouldn't have vocal chords. https://t.co/Cn3GcRu9d6
— Suzanne Tyrpak (@SuzanneTyrpak) January 4, 2018
Dear white people, stop being dicks. Love, a white person who is tired of white people being dicks https://t.co/BKYBi7OqVN
— Hez (@ppfffffttttt) January 4, 2018