Jimmy Kimmel points out Tucker Carlson's most 'disturbing' and weird habit

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Jimmy Kimmel points out Tucker Carlson's most 'disturbing' and weird habit

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Jimmy Kimmel has pointed out what he believes to be Tucker Carlson’s most ‘disturbing’ and weird habit, following a bizarre interview on Fox & Friends. 

Carlson, a notorious conservative political commentator had got all fired up while speaking about how men and women treat people in the workplace – insisting that male bosses never ‘mistreat’ their female employees. 

Naturally, this comment caught the attention of Jimmy Kimmel, who brought it up in his latest episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live

“Things have been going pretty well for the Democrats lately and the gang at Fox is working overtime to fix that,” the comedian and presenter said. 

“This is the latest thing they’re worked up about: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is on the cover of GQ this week, and the interviewer asked if she thought she could ever be president. And she said she doesn’t know – she's seen how so many people in this country hate women... and, of course, no one was more insulted by that than noted equal rights advocate Tucker Carlson.” 

Kimmel then played his audience a clip from Carlson’s interview on Fox and Friends, in which he raged: “I mean, if you’re really honest about it, ‘Men hate women’... Really? It’s not male bosses who mistreat female employees. Like, let’s stop lying about it. 

"Everybody knows the truth: Women are much tougher on women than men are in the workplace. That’s just true, I’m sorry. You’re not allowed to say that? I don’t care, that’s real!” 

Jimmy Kimmel took aim at Tucker Carlson. Credit: ABC
Jimmy Kimmel took aim at Tucker Carlson. Credit: ABC

After playing the footage, Kimmel could be seen laughing incredulously. 

“I don’t hate women, I laugh like a woman,” he joked, poking at Carlson’s strange, high-pitched laugh. 

“I haven’t heard a giggle that disturbing since Joaquin Phoenix smothered his mother in The Joker movie.” 

In her GQ cover story, Ocasio-Cortez said she finds it 'very difficult' to talk about the idea of becoming president, as it 'provokes a lot of inner conflict' inside her.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Credit: REUTERS/Alamy Stock Photo
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Credit: REUTERS/Alamy Stock Photo

She explained: “I hold two contradictory things [in mind] at the same time. One is just the relentless belief that anything is possible. But at the same time, my experience here has given me a front-row seat to how deeply and unconsciously, as well as consciously, so many people in this country hate women. And they hate women of colour. People ask me questions about the future. And realistically, I can’t even tell you if I’m going to be alive in September. And that weighs very heavily on me. And it’s not just the right wing.

"Misogyny transcends political ideology: left, right, centre. This grip of patriarchy affects all of us, not just women; men, as I mentioned before, but also, ideologically, there’s an extraordinary lack of self-awareness in so many places. And so those are two very conflicting things. I admit to sometimes believing that I live in a country that would never let that happen.”

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