FoxNews’ Tucker Carlson got corrected on his own show Tuesday night and he REALLY didn’t like it.
Carlson repeatedly mispronounced the first name of Sen. Kamala Harris, who Joe Biden just announced as his running mate earlier in the day.
Richard Goodstein, an adviser to several Democratic presidential campaigns tried to help him out saying,
“This is something that will serve you and your fellow hosts on Fox. Her name is pronounced ‘comma’ ― like the punctuation mark ― ‘-la.’ Kamala.”
“OK. So what?”
Goodstein said that when it comes to showing respect saying someone’s name correctly is
“kind of a bare minimum.”
“OK, so I’m disrespecting her by mispronouncing her name unintentionally.”
Then he tried out her name two different ways before settling on “whatever” for the vice presidential candidate.
“So, it begins. You’re not allowed to criticize Kamala Harris, or Kamala Harris, or whatever.”
“It’s not ‘whatever.’”
Carlson then went off on a tangent.
“I love the idea that she’s immune from criticism.
On this show, nobody is immune from criticism. Our political leaders must be held to account.”
As Peter DeLuise said on Twitter,
“We should just call him ‘Fucker Carlson’, you know ’cause, ‘so what?'”
Tucker, You’re not “criticizing” Kamala or “holding her to account” when you refuse to learn how to pronounce her name. Tucker’s not the only significant media figure who “struggles” with pronouncing her name. It’s disrespectful. And it’s purposeful. https://t.co/vmd8hQ0GWa— Touré (@Toure) August 12, 2020
Because I wanted a good laugh, I just watched the first few minutes of @TuckerCarlson. All I can tell you is that Tucker is really, really angry Kamala Harris is the VP pick, and he’s really, really scared to death of her.— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) August 12, 2020
Tucker Carlson losing his shit when a guest corrects his pronunciation of “Kamala” is the content I didn’t know I needed.— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) August 12, 2020
RS Tucker Carlson claimed his mispronunciation of Kamala Harris’ name was unintentional. But he often mispronounces names of people he doesn’t like. And it seems intentional. And, as Mediaite pointed out, he kept doing so after his guest corrected him. @TuckerCarlson— Paul Mooney 慕亦仁 (@pjmooney) August 12, 2020
Is a moron
Tucker can’t quite pronounce “Kamala”. Then follows that up by saying “so what?“— Peter DeLuise (@RealPDeLuise) August 12, 2020
We should just call him “Fucker Carlson”, you know ‘cause, “so what”. https://t.co/0JIQV0jUWB