Fox News host Tucker Carlson has repeatedly refused to reveal whether he’s received a COVID-19 vaccine and has argued questions about his vaccination status are as personal and “vulgar” as questions about his sex life.
When a Time Magazine reporter recently asked Carlson whether he’d been vaccinated, he replied, “Because I’m a polite person, I’m not going to ask you any supervulgar personal questions like that.”
He went on, “That’s like saying,’Do you have HIV?’ … How about’None of your business’?”
When a New York Times reporter asked Carlson in May whether he’d been vaccinated, he texted back, “When was the last time you had sex with your wife and in what position? We can trade intimate details.”
Carlson has repeatedly promoted misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccines and undermined public health efforts to control the virus from his massive primetime platform.
Fox News has repeatedly declined to comment in response to Insider’s questions about whether Carlson has been vaccinated.
Dozens of Republican members of Congress have also refused to tell media outlets whether they’ve been vaccinated. As of May, fewer than half of House Republicans had publicly revealed that they’ve been vaccinated. Meanwhile, every Democrat in the House and Senate has said that they’ve received a COVID-19 vaccine.