Proud gay basher Tucker Carlson has a real problem with transgender folks who, according to him, don't really exist! As such, he is totally grossed out by transgender accommodating gender-neutral bathrooms. Guess he doesn't know that Fox News also has these "disgusting" places?!
Carlson has no qualms about expressing his disgust with transgender people and issues. He believes that ensuring equal rights for those who are transgender is "a solution in search of a problem."
He is particularly incensed by the idea of providing gender-neutral bathrooms because, in Carlson's warped mind, these safe spaces are "a war on biology." According to Carlson, those who oppose the anti-transgender North Carolina "bathroom bill," are "out of touch with the average person." Underscoring his world view, Carlson, I kid you not, said that he actually wants Saturday Night Live to mock transgender bathrooms.
Carlson's distaste for gender-neutral bathrooms reared its ugly head on yesterday's Fox & Friends. In discussing the Democratic National Convention, Carlson provided his assessment:
"Well, just the whole thing was bizarre, starting from the, like, gender-neutral bathrooms, which are disgusting. I mean, I guess we're liberated by this? Everyone should come visit one and see the reality of it. It's unbelievable. To the totally screwed-up security situation outside. To a line of speakers urging Americans to break the law. To no American flags. I mean the whole thing was like an alternate reality."
While at the DNC convention, Carlson stopped by Brian Kilmeade's radio show and shared his bizarre bathroom obsession with the listeners:
“You know what sent me over the edge? I used the transgendered bathroom. You know why? Because you walk in and it’s filthy. Why is it filthy? Because men are filthy. If you have boys and you are a man, you know that’s true, that’s why they have their own bathrooms so women aren’t subjected to their filth. I am looking at this and I am like, this stall is disgusting, women have to use it, is this progress, is this liberation? Can I say to my daughters, 'You are really free now, you’re emancipated, you get to use the same stall as a dude, or one of our furry cameramen or me?' No that’s not progress, that’s medieval."
But here's the thing. FOX NEWS HAS GENDER NEUTRAL BATHROOMS which, according to Carlson's medieval logic (men are filthy and women are dainty flowers), must be "disgusting." So it's not just the DNC. What say you, Tucker?
Seriously, if you're talking about something that's "disgusting," you're talking about Tucker Carlson!
Watch it below, from the July 26 Fox & Friends, via Media Matters.
The weird thing, though, is this: Is Tuck-tuck sure he actually went into the gender-neutral bathroom and NOT one of the men’s rooms by mistake?
Of course, I used to work in jobs where I had to clean the public toilet facilities (a large supermarket and a couple of convenience stores) in the days before there were any gender-neutral facilities and, based on my experiences, women can be just as nasty when using public restrooms as men. In the supermarket, someone (presumably one of the female employees) had posted a sign in one of the ladies’ rooms reading “If you sprinkle when you tinkle, be a sweetie and wipe the seatie”—a sign you wouldn’t expect to see if there weren’t a few women who didn’t mind leaving a mess. Now, the ladies’ rooms were a bit cleaner than the men’s room were but there were times I dreaded going in to clean the ladies’ rooms (nothing like having to close one of the ladies’ rooms because some woman decided to try flushing her sanitary napkin or tampon down the toilet—with poo in the toilet).