Twitter Blasts Tucker Carlson Over 'Misogynistic' Audio Clips, Petitions Fox News to Drop Him
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Rosanna Arquette simply referred to Carlson as "fu..er Carlson".

Twitter is slamming Tucker Carlson over the "vile" and sexist remarks he made in unearthed past interviews.

On Sunday night, Media Matters posted over three minutes of audio from 2006 and 2011 where Carlson said numerous misogynistic and disturbing comments about women, underage marriage and statutory rape.

According to the "media watchdog" website, the Fox News host spent "approximately an hour a week" calling into shock-jock radio program called "Bubba the Love Sponge." During his appearances, Carlson jokingly diminished Warren Jeffs' crimes -- a convicted pedophile who arranged marriages between underage girls and adult men -- and said "the rapist, in this case, has made a lifelong commitment to live and take care of the person."

In other discussions, Carlson said he feels "sorry for unattractive women," called all females "extremely primitive," who enjoy being "quiet" and being told what to do. Carlson, who was working at MSNBC during the time of some of the radio appearances, used vulgar language, including the c-word to describe Martha Stewart's daughter Alexis.

The conservative commentator also referred to Arianna Huffington as a "pig" and called Britney Spears and Paris Hilton "the biggest white whores in America."

Unsurprisingly, Twitter went into an uproar over the audio clips. However, Carlson's response just added more fuel to the fire as the journalist simply called his comments "naughty." Carlson tweeted a photo of a statement, which read: "Rather than express the usual ritual contrition: how about this: I'm on television every weeknight live for an hour. If you want to know what I think, you can watch. Anyone who disagrees with my views is welcome to come on and explain why."

Angelo Carusone, president of Media Matters, hit back at Carlson, defending the release of the audio clips. "The reason we released this is precisely because the things you say on your Fox News show echo the misogyny displayed in those clips," he tweeted. "We were actually helping people better understand just how vile your current Fox News show is by showing what that worldview really looks like."

Carlson's comments and his statement soon went viral on social media, as Hollywood and beyond began blasting him on Twitter. The hashtag #FireTuckerCarlson became a trending topic and many wrote that both Fox News and the sponsors of his show drop him. There were others who expressed that they weren't at all surprised with Carlson's inappropriate remarks but still managed to throw in some fresh shade.

"This is Us" director and producer Ken Olin wrote, "Tucker Carlson is an angry, pompous, vile, human being whose misogynistic and racist opinions are an aphrodisiac for folks who watch his show but wouldn't dare espouse his views in public. Let's boycott his sponsors and see how much weight this d-bag really carries."

Alyssa Milano tweeted, "Hey, @TuckerCarlson. Shame on you. You have daughters." Rosanna Arquette simply referred to Carlson as "fu..er Carlson".

However, there were many people who said they aren't holding their breath for Fox News to fire Carlson, as the network has been the subject of controversy in the past. "Asking Fox News to #FireTuckerCarlson is like asking Pizza Hut to stop making Pizza. It will never happen because they rely too heavily on his hate and bigotry," a person wrote and another added, "If Anderson Cooper had said the same horrific things about women that Tucker Carlson had said, Donald Trump would have tweeted about it 95 times already, and the GOP would be calling for a House resolution against CNN."

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