Tucker Carlson has been slammed after encouraging Fox News viewers to harass people for wearing face masks...
He even deemed children wearing masks outdoors as "child abuse."
And encouraged people to call the police or child services if they saw it. Keep scrolling for the shocking full video...
Now, every one of us has had to deal with the challenges 2020 threw at us.
via: GettyAnd now we're in 2021, things seem as though they're very slowly returning to normal.
Places are reopening, restrictions are being lifted...
via: GettyAnd the world feels a little less like an apocalypse movie.
But despite the positive changes, there are still some precautions we all have to take...
via: GettyTo prevent us from plummeting back into the worst of it.
In fact, some precautions are becoming mandatory in some places.
In the majority of states and in many countries, it has become mandatory to wear a face mask or covering.
Although some people have been choosing to wear a face-covering regardless...
But the issue that many people have discovered is how uncomfortable face masks can be...
Especially when they are worn for a long period of time.
This has resulted in some people simply refusing to wear them, or all together, mocking the importance of wearing a mask.
Despite this, health experts have stressed their importance over and over again.
Healthline describes them as "crucial in the fight against the pandemic." They stressed that this rule is to protect others and not yourself. Wearing a mask reduces the transmission of the disease by at least half.
Face coverings are critical to stopping the spread of #COVID19, so we have updated our guidance to include information on fit, layering and who should wear higher grade masks. But no matter which covering you choose, it's most important to keep wearing it: https://t.co/ZzNcH3PS8H pic.twitter.com/ZUjRbqBiht— nychealthy (@nycHealthy) February 18, 2021
You'd think the pros would outweigh the cons, right?
Well, despite the experts' advice to stay covered in public areas, there are still people refusing to listen...
Including none other than, Fox News host...
This week, Carlson asked his audience to remove their face masks if wearing them outside.
Before then deeming it as "child abuse" for children to wear masks outside.
And people have a lot to say about it...
Harass my son, a cancer survivor with a compromised immune system, for wearing his mask outside and it'll be the last person you harass. Not a threat. A promise.— James Morrison (@JamesPMorrison) April 27, 2021
This fucker just says Shit to poke the bear.— Jo (@JoJoFromJerz) April 27, 2021
He’s Fucking awful.
Leave people alone. It doesn’t hurt anyone if someone else is wearing a mask.— Laura (@Changinglenses) April 27, 2021
This man gets ratings by stirring up culture wars. Best thing we can do is stop amplifying him.— Sheril R. Kirshenbaum (@Sheril_) April 27, 2021
I wear a face mask outside.— Thom Bird (@ThomboyD) April 27, 2021
I pity the fool who tries to harass me for it.
Not sure what’s worse:— Trish Zornio (@trish_zornio) April 27, 2021
A) Claiming science when it’s not
B) Stigmatizing mental health disorders
C) Promoting violence over a piece of cloth, including against children
D) That this hateful, antagonistic drivel is allowed on TV
E) That he does this for attention & it works
This is such reckless behavior. Directing his Fox Cult of Crazies to call child protection services on mask-wearing families is one of the most repulsive things @TuckerCarlson has ever encouraged, and that’s saying a lot. 🤦🏻♀️— Nicole Hodges (@nicoleshodges) April 27, 2021
Carlson can’t debate someone with a brain, he just resorts to name calling.— Carolina Blues (@GoodMoodBoy) April 27, 2021
He should not be on tv. He’s dangerous. Stupid is dangerous.@TuckerCarlson
During the Tucker Carlson Tonight, the host described people, who voluntarily wear masks, as "zealots and neurotics."
He claimed "fighting back" against those who wear masks is the "only option."
"So the next time you see someone in a mask on the sidewalk or on the bike path, do not hesitate."
"Ask politely but firmly, 'Would you please take off your mask? Science shows there is no reason for you to be wearing it. Your mask is making me uncomfortable.'"
Moving on to describe children wearing mask as "child abuse," he said: "As for forcing children to wear masks outside, that should be illegal."
"Your response when you see children wearing masks as they play should be no different from your response to seeing someone beat a kid in Walmart."
"Call the police immediately. Contact Child Protective Services. Keep calling until someone arrives. What you're looking at is abuse, it's child abuse, and you are morally obligated to attempt to prevent it."
Tucker Carlson is now telling his audience to harass people who wear face masks outside.— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) April 27, 2021
If they see children wearing masks, Tucker says the response should be no different than when you see a kid being abused -- "call the police immediately, contact child protective services" pic.twitter.com/4svVH0JY3s
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