On Monday, Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s segment went completely off the rails when he urged viewers to call child services on parents who are masking up their kids to protect them from COVID-19.
“Masks have always been incompatible with a free society,” said Carlson. “Masks are for the guilty. They’re signifiers of shame and submission.”
He went on to suggest that parents who have their kids wear masks outside are unfit and engaging in child abuse.
“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,” said Carlson. “We should do that, and we should keep doing it until wearing a mask outside is roughly as socially acceptable as lighting a Marlboro in an elevator. It’s repulsive.”
“As for forcing children to wear masks outside, that should be illegal,” said Carlson. “Your response when you see children wearing masks when they play should be no different from your response to seeing someone beating a kid at 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 says you should call Child Protective Services when you see a child wearing a mask. W H A T??? https://t.co/vsrIocjbTR
— Kat Abu (@Kat Abu)1619482830.0