The Pepsi soda company mocked Fox News personality Tucker Carlson on Friday evening.
On Tuesday, Carlson flipped out after a guest attempted to teach him how to pronounce the name of Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), who is running for vice president on Joe Biden's ticket.
Video of the exchange was posted on Twitter by Nikki McCann Ramirez, a researcher at the watchdog group Media Matters for America.
Tucker Carlson loses it when a guest corrects his pronunciation of Kamala Harris's name https://t.co/1fHIrPGuwN— nikki mccann ramírez (@nikki mccann ramírez)1597191252.0
On Friday evening, Pepsi retweeted the post to their 2.9 million followers on Twitter:
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Here's what others were saying about Carlson's pronunciation difficulties:
Tweeted about this earlier. The guest utterly respectfully suggested Tucker pronounce properly the name of a woman… https://t.co/TySOaN1eOJ— Daniel Fienberg (@Daniel Fienberg)1597205612.0
Tucker says this was unintentional, but he does often mispronounce the names of people he is critical of. It's sort… https://t.co/63Lo5Fv397— Oliver Darcy (@Oliver Darcy)1597191902.0
Don't be fooled - Tucker isn't an idiot. He mispronounces it intentionally, because he's an asshole. https://t.co/KPTw35fodA— Shay 🇺🇸 (@Shay 🇺🇸)1597193028.0
And he didn’t unintentionally mispronounce her name. He did it on purpose. Tucker has been a journalist since the 1… https://t.co/yL4JZ3XZ5C— Andrew Zimmern (@Andrew Zimmern)1597201367.0
Tucker, You’re not “criticizing" Kamala or "holding her to account” when you refuse to learn how to pronounce her n… https://t.co/2Uj0eXU4VD— Young Daddy (@Young Daddy)1597199963.0
Thin-skinned Tucker Carlson freaks out when he is criticized for mispronouncing Kamala Harris's name. And then, wi… https://t.co/w501nhjtI7— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@Mrs. Betty Bowers)1597193309.0
Cool, #FuckerCarlson it is. https://t.co/Ek32TOe4SM— Michael W. Twitty (@Michael W. Twitty)1597221815.0
To be fair, I frequently mispronounce "Tucker." https://t.co/HS4aHJu8ZR— Schooley (@Schooley)1597193355.0
Without the tiniest bit of irony, after excoriating his guest for correcting his pronunciation, Tucker says "on thi… https://t.co/K6U6Xy8jiq— Ben Collins (@Ben Collins)1597191476.0
do you know anyone else who reacts like this when told they are pronouncing someone’s name wrong? https://t.co/y0UcBXovXp— Jake Sherman (@Jake Sherman)1597240294.0
tucker carlson is such an absolute, and intentional, piece of shit https://t.co/DQ0vLhzelu— Tom Tomorrow is so very tired (@Tom Tomorrow is so very tired)1597200085.0