#CreepyTucker Trending After Tucker Carlson Calls Barack Obama ‘Creepy’ For Covid-19 Vaccine PSA


Fox News host Tucker Carlson called former US President Barack Obama for filming a public service … [+] Announcement (PSA) about Covid-19 vaccines. The Twittersphere replied. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images)

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Gee, what’s trending on Twitter today? Well, # MayThe4thBeWithYou is at the top of the list right now, which makes sense since it is actually May 4th and Yoda is Yoda. But check out what’s fifth on the list: #CreepyTucker.

In this case, Tucker is presumably not referring to Tucker, the Shetland pony in the 2005 movie Racing Stripes. Instead, the hashtag topic appears to be Tucker Carlson, who is not a Shetland pony but a host on a FOX News television show. Now the word “creepy” is rarely positive. “Proactive and Creepy” wouldn’t be a good phrase to use when evaluating your job performance, and “Finding someone who’s creepy” might not be the best line for your dating profile, although it might get a lot of attention. So why, why is Carlson called creepy? Is it because he once told Lauren Duca, a Teen Vogue writer, to stick to “thigh high boots” after writing about Ivanka Trump?

Not exactly. As they say after a fight in kindergarten, Carlson first used the word “creepy”. On Carlson’s FOX News Show, he used it to describe former US President Barack Obama and Obama’s recently published public notice (PSA) encouraging people to get vaccinated against Covid-19. Before showing a clip of the PSA, Carlson said, “Barack Obama just posted a creepy little video asking young children to take the picture.” As seen in the video accompanying this tweet:

Carlson followed the PSA clip and said, “A creepy old man is telling your kids, your young kids, to take drugs with effects we don’t fully understand. Absolutely normal. It happens every day. Don’t ask questions. Just do it. CNN recently stated that we won’t get our freedom back until you do. “Incidentally, Carlson is about eight years younger than Obama in chronological order.

Um, did you get that from Obama’s PSA? Let’s analyze what Obama said. The former US President started the PSA with the words: “Hello everyone. It’s Barack. “Yeah, saying hello and introducing yourself can be shocking as hell. And he didn’t even say something like,” You might recognize me, it’s your favorite president, “as another past president and current resident of Mar-A- Lago has said in the past.

Obama continued, “Now that every American over the age of 16 is eligible to get the vaccine, I want to talk about getting yours.” Is that what Carlson meant by “small children” or “small children”? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Control (CDC) have recommended: “Everyone in the US population under the EEA who is 16 years or older will receive the appropriate Covid-19 vaccine as soon as possible.” In this case, EEA means emergency approval and not “excessive use of acronyms”. At no point during the PSA did Obama urge those under 16 to get the Covid-19 vaccine.

Next up on the PSA, Obama said, “The vaccine is safe. It is effective. It’s free. I have a. Michelle got one. People you know have one. And now you can get one too. “Previous studies have shown that the Covid-19 vaccines can offer between 60% and over 90% protection against severe Covid-19. Serious side effects have so far been very rare. And, as the recent break in the use of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine demonstrated, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and CDC take vaccine safety very seriously.

Carlson’s phrase “with effects we do not fully understand” could essentially apply to almost anything that you use, eat, or stick on or in your body every day. Know everything that the food you eat, the supplements, the cream you put on your face, the pillow you sleep on, or the smartphone you put on your head does to you and your body can? ? No of course not. Because of this, warnings about many consumer products need to be updated regularly. Because of this, people have been killed from using too much deodorant and hair extensions. When you think about how many people have been killed by toilets, every time you use the porcelain throne will you say, “Oh, beep, oh, beep, toilet will get me, toilet will get me”? Basically, if you were to limit your daily activities to the things that you fully understand, you would be doing nothing other than not even fully understanding the implications of doing nothing.

Obama’s PSA didn’t have exactly the “Don’t ask questions. Just do it, ”Vibe said. In my previous article for Forbes, I covered not only how John referred to Oliver Carlson as a “scared baboon with a wrinkled face,” with apologies to baboons, but also how Carlson’s claims that Americans were “deterred from asking simple, straightforward questions.” righteous are not in line with what really happened. Real scientists have continued to publish Covid-19 vaccine studies and are available to answer questions. The CDC, the FDA, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) kept their websites updated. In the final episodes of his show, Carlson’s guests weren’t real medical experts, but mostly his facial expressions, including some facial contortions.

Obama closed the PSA segment by saying, “This is the only way we can get back to all the things we love – from safe time with grandparents to concerts and live sports. So get the vaccine asap. “There shouldn’t be anything scary getting more people vaccinated to slow and hopefully stop the spread of the virus, unless you kind of see your grandpa and grandma as“ scary ”. So it’s not clear what exactly Carlson found “creepy” about what Obama said.

Speaking of “scary”: @MeidasTouch then “asked” others on social media not to allow the #FreepyTucker trend, which is a bit like saying, “Please don’t watch out for the groundhog on my head.” Lo and behold, #CreepyTucker started trending on Twitter. And trending and trending:

This trend occurred despite the following pleas in law:

Does using the same hashtag four times in a tweet count multiple times for Twitter’s trending lists? Regardless, it looks like Carlson’s use of the “creepy” label is also crawling in the opposite direction.

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