The United States continues to grapple with a deadly pandemic, near-imminent climate catastrophe, and a widening wealth gap, but Far-right Fox News host Tucker Carlson still feels the need to imagine crises.
The latest sky Carson claims is falling has to do with decreased sperm counts, which he believes will decimate humanity's population, which currently stands at over 7 billion people, citing a study which claimed sperm counts have fallen over 50 percent since the 1970s.
Carlson made the claims on his Monday night broadcast.
With over 500 thousand Americans dead from the highly contagious virus, Carlson said falling sperm counts were the most urgent crisis facing humanity, saying:
"So, we spent the last year hearing about a health crisis, a pandemic, but there are a lot health crisis. This may be the biggest one: falling testosterone levels, which have completely reshaped our society, and falling sperm counts which may make it impossible to continue the human race. Why is this happening? Probably because of chemicals in our environment."
Carlson, of course, blamed lockdown vices for the phenomenon.
"Lockdown libido occurs when everybody is shut down for too long. You know what they do? They gain weight. They get obese. You know what obesity does? Drives down testosterone and sperm counts. You drink more alcohol. You know what alcohol does? It makes estrogen out of testosterone, your sperm counts drop. Smoking cigarettes, which everyone is doing more and more. Smoking cigarettes drives down sperm counts. Vaping."
Then, straight out of the playbook of Reefer Madness, Carlson blamed cannabis for the dreaded lazy sperm:
"Smoking marijuana. Drives down sperm count. So you're at home, you're not even looking at your loved one because despair, the depression has replaced romance. There's gonna be no baby bump coming out of this pandemic."
Carlson was once again the subject of ridicule.
This is a bit much but Falling Sperm Count definitely went downhill when they left Kill Rock Stars for Geffen https://t.co/Elelxuw5fv— James Urbaniak (@James Urbaniak) 1614652869.0
I've gotta sort through 6-700 jokes in my head till I can respond....sorry Maybe tomorrow https://t.co/hG9lIPDHGq— Les LeMieux, Sr (@Les LeMieux, Sr) 1614664552.0
I didn’t read “count” at first and it was funnier then https://t.co/98HaZh8pj6— Jessica Huseman (@Jessica Huseman) 1614650803.0
I don’t get it. Are the sperm sleeping on the job? Are they not standing up for themselves? 😂 https://t.co/E5bnTP5yP1— Susan Pai (@Susan Pai) 1614695822.0
Came home to visit my parents and am listening to Tucker Carlson’s guest yell SPERM COUNTS over n over from the TV.… https://t.co/qEOfF3J3fJ— missing: my marbles, (@missing: my marbles,) 1614650105.0
Some joked that Carlson was a little too close to the story.
Maybe for you Tucker. The rest of us doing fine 😂 https://t.co/haWyrwqQf0— Kyle Garoppolo (@Kyle Garoppolo) 1614679418.0
You didn’t need to share something so personal Tucker but I think we will manage https://t.co/cbSCXRC0RZ— just another kiddo (@just another kiddo) 1614687782.0
Not if it's his. https://t.co/HGNbOpZQHN— Dsquared23 (@Dsquared23) 1614697347.0
The jokes come only days after Carlson faced mockery for dedicating an entire segment of his show to the gender of Mr. Potato Head.