Colbert showed footage of the January 6 assault which Carlson had called a "forgettably minor outbreak" and mocked Carlson with a sarcastic song.
The political scenario the world over has been far from "chill" these past few years. Talk show host Stephen Colbert decided to fuel the fire and mock House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s decision to give Fox News host Tucker Carlson exclusive access to the surveillance footage from the January 6, 2022, assault on the U.S. Capitol.
According to HuffPost, Carlson has spread conspiracy theories to dismiss the attack as a "forgettably minor outbreak" and publicly defended the attackers who were in support of Donald Trump. Previously, Trump supporters have even tried to overturn the results of the election to keep the former President in office. Now, Colbert has come up with a segment in his show where he "exposed the ugliest truth about Tucker Carlson" in just 13 seconds.
Colbert hilariously bit back at Carlson's history of deceptive editing work on television and said, "Yeah, no biggie. I think all of us will always remember watching it on TV and thinking, 'This is forgettable.'"
"But hey, if he gets to do it, so can we," Colbert added. He then proceeded to share a heavily edited 13-second clip in order to "reveal the truth about Tucker Carlson," which surely made everyone roll will laughter. Colbert also showed footage of the January 6 events which was turned into a sarcastic song poking fun at Carlson's alternative narrative of the day.
This is not the first time Stephen Colbert has taken a dig at the controversial television host and conservative political commentator. According to The Daily Beast, Colbert came up with a funny segment exposing Tucker Carlson's Creepy M&Ms Fetish.
Colbert shared a 2022 clip of Carlson complaining that the company would "not be satisfied until every last cartoon character is deeply unappealing and totally androgynous, until the moment you wouldn't want to have a drink with any one of them."
"Nothing weird about that," Colbert replied. "Who hasn’t thought about taking their candy out for drinks and then, if things go right, maybe a little action, over the peanut, under the candy shell?"
The candy manufacturing company might have changed its marketing strategy just because of Carlson's comments on it. Colbert pointed out how Carlson made his comments because he did not find the "spokescandies" sexy enough anymore. Only people who aren't bothered about political jargon and candies wouldn't find these incidents with Carlson problematic even as hilarious as they are. But we sincerely hope the situation gets resolved.