Far-right Fox News host Tucker Carlson is no stranger to broadcasting bizarre conspiracy theories to his millions of nightly viewers. He's regularly spewed the white supremacist "great replacement" theory and devoted an entire absurd documentary to the delusion that the Capitol attack was orchestrated by U.S. Intelligence agencies to discredit Trump supporters.
Now, Carlson is focusing on what he believes to be the eradication of masculinity in American society. He recently released the trailer for his new Fox Nation "documentary," The End of Men and it's...something.
I promise you are not prepared for Tucker's latest montage pic.twitter.com/8tdvYTW2cn
— nikki mccann ramírez (@NikkiMcR) April 16, 2022
With homoeroticism rivaled only by the volleyball scene in Top Gun, the trailer features men wrestling, chopping wood, milking cows (without a bucket), and testicle tanning. Yes, reader. Testicle tanning.
Directly exposing one's scrotum to sunlight is said to boost a man's testosterone by as much as 200 percent.
It also leads to awkward interviews with the most famous racist to lose Dancing with the Stars.
In his new special on how to raise testosterone levels in men, Tucker Carlson’s guest suggests “testicle tanning” using infrared light as a “bromeopathic” therapy. pic.twitter.com/PirerBMRyr
— Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 (@RonFilipkowski) April 17, 2022
Carlson brought on fitness instructor Andrew McGovern to talk about the ways testicle tanning maximizes testosterone production, leading to an absurd interaction.
McGovern was touting to Carlson the benefits of red light therapy and "bromeopathy" to coax the body into producing more testosterone.
"Which is testicle tanning?" Carlson asked.
After McGovern confirmed, Carlson said:
"So obviously half the viewers are now like 'What? Testicle tanning? That's crazy.' But my view is, okay, testosterone levels have crashed and nobody says anything about it, so why is it crazy to seek solutions?"
People were over it and soon began mocking the entire segment.
Breaux… we should head down to BroHo, listen to Brohemian Rhapsody and try some bromeopathy… pic.twitter.com/cFJIjSUSOm
— George Hahn (@georgehahn) April 18, 2022
The conservative movement is ending not with a bang, not with whimper but with… “testicle tanning”: https://t.co/JWpKcaXj6X
— billbindc (@BillBindc) April 18, 2022
Ive been thinking about it and I too encourage Tucker Carlson’s male fans to irradiate their nuts. https://t.co/Sy7pe9qNb9
— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) April 18, 2022
Once you’ve driven people into an ideological frenzy, the grifting opportunities are vast.
Doesn’t mean the underlying reactionary ideology and the rightwing anxieties aren’t important. Just means that the grifting is definitely also a big part of what is going on. https://t.co/O7d06ZTZz3
— Thomas Zimmer (@tzimmer_history) April 18, 2022
Others highlighted the perils of testicle tanning, and suggested it would be detrimental to conservative men.
THERE IS NOT "SO MUCH DATA" ON TESTICLE TANNING. THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO DATA ON TESTICLE TANNING.
-your friendly local board certified Urologist https://t.co/IhQb4Aqqf0
— Ashley Winter MD || Urologist (@AshleyGWinter) April 17, 2022
This is real “Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake” territory https://t.co/COaHrrPZiF
— Matt O'Brien (@ObsoleteDogma) April 18, 2022
fellas, keep your manliness by exposing your dna sack to large & frequent doses of penetrating radiation https://t.co/h6CKOrm9WZ
— kilgore trout, death to putiner (@KT_So_It_Goes) April 18, 2022
on today's episode of imperial decline: nonzero chance that the long term right wing strategy to win back the youth (after attacks on CRT and trans kids) and set up apartheid-esque minority rule fails because Bowtie Man told millions of them to radiate their balls https://t.co/VK6q5npN3L
— Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò (@OlufemiOTaiwo) April 18, 2022
"Testicle Tanning" has since begun trending on Twitter.