Fox News host Tucker Carlson capped off a second straight night of coverage of Nicki Minaj’s wild declare that the coronavirus vaccine causes swollen testicles by urging the rap famous person’s cousin’s good friend to contact him for an interview.
In case you’re one way or the other nonetheless unaware, Minaj confronted harsh public backlash on Monday when she admitted on Twitter that she hadn’t but gotten vaccinated, saying that she was doing her personal “analysis” into the shot. On the identical time, she shared an anecdote that she steered had fed into her vaccine hesitancy.
“My cousin in Trinidad gained’t get the vaccine cuz his good friend bought it & turned impotent,” the 38-year-old rapper tweeted. “His testicles turned swollen. His good friend was weeks away from getting married, now the lady referred to as off the marriage. So simply pray on it & ensure you’re snug with ur resolution, not bullied.”
Whereas Minaj has since a lot of spent her time lashing out at everybody from Meghan McCain to MSNBC’s Joy Reid to the British prime minister to The Every day Beast for criticizing her outlandish tweet, the “Anaconda” artist’s vaccine skepticism gained her reward from Carlson, who referred to as her stance “smart” on Monday night time.
The Fox Information star, who has repeatedly sowed doubt concerning the security and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccines, devoted greater than 10 minutes of his primetime present on Tuesday night time to applauding Minaj and blasting those that have criticized her. However first, he wanted to problem a short correction.
“Nicki Minaj’s cousin’s testicles usually are not swollen, so far as we all know, he is high-quality,” Carlson mentioned, addressing an incorrect Monday night time on-air graphic. “It is Nicki Minaj’s cousin’s good friend’s testicles who’re swollen from taking the vax.”
After gleefully cheering on Minaj for firing again at Reid and different detractors, Carlson went on to say the rap artist’s tweets about swollen balls—which the nation’s top infectious disease expert was forced to debunk—are a “huge menace” to “the economic mendacity machine.” He then introduced on right-wing provocateur and perennial COVID-19 misinformer Candace Owens to proceed to heap reward on Minaj.
“On the finish of the day, they suppose Nicki Minaj and all rappers are very silly and Nicki Minaj proper now could be proving them in any other case. She’s not afraid,” Owens mentioned at one level, prompting Carlson to agree that Minaj is “not intimidated.”
(After all, whereas the 2 conservative pundits fully gushed over the risque feminine rapper for seemingly supporting their place on vaccines, it was just six months ago when they both insisted that Cardi B’s “WAP” was “an assault on American values” and an try and “degrade our tradition and damage our youngsters.”)
Carlson, in the meantime, let his viewers know that he wasn’t fairly accomplished with the Minaj story. After coming back from business break, he despatched out an open invitation to the supposed good friend of Minaj’s cousin in an effort to establish the validity of the rapper’s story.
“Earlier than we get to the subsequent phase, we haven’t been ready to determine whether or not this present is broadcast in Trinidad,” the Fox Information host mentioned. “But when Nicki Minaj’s cousin’s good friend is watching, or his former fiancee is watching, we need to hear your story. We’ll come to Port of Spain to see you.”
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