On Tuesday evening, Fox News host Tucker Carlson discussed the “new Dem darling,” South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg.
“They want to consume him, like a hearty stew,” said Tucker Carlson in a low, slow voice. “Every last drop of Buttigieg. Yum. They’re all in.”
Is Tucker Carlson ok? pic.twitter.com/4hUsLAOC2Y
— jordan (@JordanUhl) April 17, 2019
Many commentators were creeped out by Carlson’s words. Others saw it as a veiled attack on Buttigieg’s sexual orientation.
I am very tempted to write an entire column about how much I want to devour Pete Buttigieg.
— Rex Huppke (@RexHuppke) April 17, 2019
He’s married, Tucker. He’s not into you.
— ❄️Kitty Smith❄️ (@abyss_gazer) April 17, 2019
I’m sensing a serious man-crush. Sorry, Tucker. Mayor Pete is an absolute delight, but he’s happily married.
— Grammarccrritchie 📖📚 (@ccrritchie) April 17, 2019
He looks like he abhors gay people even more than he abhors women and POC…
— Reader Adrift (@ReaderAdrift) April 17, 2019
“Dem darling”? Oh I cannot wait for the onslaught of veiled homophobic puns like this one. “Will Pixie Pete fly to the White House?”, “Will Buttigieg make America a fairy wonderland?”
— Gary Bedard (@gbedard1) April 17, 2019
dems: huh, this mayor pete guy is interesti—
tucker carlson: ooooh yeahhhhh i betttt youuuuu doooooo
dems: no, wast just saying his campai—
tucker carlson: OOOH HE’S A NAUGHTY BOY WHO NEEDS A SPANKING
dems: man what
— jordan (@JordanUhl) April 17, 2019
— Crystal Warren (@happyenchilada2) April 17, 2019
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