Tucker Carlson has been a liberal punching bag over the years by infuriating the left with his brazen commentaries, but his recent comments about Black Lives Matter has caused a frenzy.
This week has been no different except that Democrats have amped up their attacks on him and several major advertisers have dropped him in response.
While advertisers such as Disney, T-Mobile and Papa John’s have all cut ties with “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell announced that he would stand by the news host.
Tucker Criticizes BLM Violence
The most recent backlash against Tucker came after he criticized the Black Lives Matter movement, which has been at the forefront of violent protests across the country.
“This may be a lot of things, this moment we’re living through, but it is definitely not about black lives,” Carlson said Monday night during his show. “Remember that when they come for you, and at this rate, they will.”
Tucker Carlson: "This may be a lot of things, this moment we are living through, but it is definitely not about black lives and remember that when they come for you, and at this rate, they will." pic.twitter.com/HMP3q8WgbQ
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) June 9, 2020
The leftist media and online critics soon circulated the theory that by “they” he meant black people were coming after white people.
Liberals Try and Skew His Comments
However, a spokesperson with Fox News clarified on Tuesday morning that the theory was incorrect.
“Tucker’s warning about ‘when they come for you’ was clearly referring to Democratic leaders and inner-city politicians,” the spokesperson told The Washington Post via an email.
The conservative commentator also criticized the BLM movement over their calls for defunding police departments or to abolish them altogether.
MyPillow and Fans Stand with Tucker
At least one company is not caving to the mob mentality and Tucker’s audience is also standing in solidarity with him.
On average, 4.2 million people view Tucker Carlson’s show daily.
If you don’t like it, don’t watch it.
— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) June 15, 2020
As stated above, MyPillow is defying repeated demands that Tucker Carlson be boycotted and will continue its ads.
“MyPillow is not changing its advertising. I make all my advertising decisions based on what is best for my customers and my employees. MyPillow believes all lives matter and values all our employees and customers, treating them like family,” Lindell said in a statement to Newsweek.
Lindell has a long history of driving liberals crazy, so he is no stranger to what Tucker is facing.
He not only was the Minnesota chairman for Donald Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign, but he is also a friend of the president.
Lindell’s company is a significant advertiser on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” with 45 airing between the dates of May 27 and June 9, according to numbers provided on iSpot.tv.
So instead of pandering to Black Lives Matter rioters like Disney, Papa John’s and T-Mobile have done, Lindell is sticking by a conservative who voiced his take on the tumultuous happenings of our country.
Big Companies Pledge Allegiance to BLM
Disney released a statement on May 31, pledging its devotion to BLM and also donated $5 million to the cause.
“The killing of George Floyd has forced our nation to once again confront the long history of injustice that black people in America have suffered, and it is critical that we stand together, speak out and do everything in our power to ensure that acts of racism and violence are never tolerated,” read a statement from CEO Bob Chapek.
The Black Lives Matter movement has been becoming increasingly agitated over the past few years, but in the wake of George Floyd’s death, the movement’s violence has tremendously intensified.
As political correctness and mob mentality keep growing at an alarming rate, conservatives – like seen with the Tucker Carlson incident- are being perspective for their opinions and factually based viewpoints.