Fox News host Tucker Carlson has lately fallen into a habit of referring to MSNBC host Joy Reid as "the race lady," a behavior she is understandably displeased with.
Reid, who is Black, recently addressed Carlson's claims she's "obsessed with race" on an episode of The Reid Out, saying:
"Personally, I prefer my news and information to be grounded in reality, rather than monetizing my amygdala to keep me on edge and buying MyPillows and gold."
Then, playing a supercut of the many times Carlson called her "the race lady," Reid asked:
"Oh, honey, honey. Tuckums. Is this really about me fixating on race, or is it about you fixating on race?"
.@joyannreid takes a look at every which way Tucker Carlson is ‘making America worse’: “People like you, and your… https://t.co/QIFr3mRpuh— The ReidOut (@The ReidOut) 1620085973.0
.@joyannreid: "I'm not the one who spools out over my neighborhood changing like I'm some segregationist housewife… https://t.co/qPxw4sSbEG— The ReidOut (@The ReidOut) 1620088337.0
Reid went on to say to Carlson:
"People like you and your friends at the BS factory are keeping us steeped in COVID sickness and rage and paranoia."
She called him #Tuckums. And then #LilTucker. He ain't ready for this. https://t.co/KMO13LSoL1— Michael Steele (@Michael Steele) 1620092132.0
#Tuckums is trending. #Tuckums is trendinggg... Joy Reid has bestowed this priceless gift upon us. 😂😭😂😭😂— Jake Lobin (@Jake Lobin) 1620092624.0
Reid also accused Carlson of acting like "some segregationist housewife from the 1950s" who has been "spouting a conspiracy theory that White people are going to be replaced via a Democratic Party conspiracy to import non-White people to outnumber them."
@TuckerCarlson Live shot of Joy Reid dragging #tuckums https://t.co/LcuPqngKNW— JiMVP🏀🔥🥇 (@JiMVP🏀🔥🥇) 1620093130.0
Yes indeed, @JoyAnnReid went all #Tuckums on him! 😂👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 https://t.co/GTU3cUYQYW— Fernand R. Amandi (@Fernand R. Amandi) 1620097546.0
OMG, Joy Reid is a national treasurer. My new name for old boy is #Tuckums. https://t.co/moNkDPLotN— 🤷🏾♂️ (@🤷🏾♂️) 1620092440.0
Twitter loved Reid's takedown of Carlson and #Tuckums was soon trending online.
Did @JoyAnnReid just call Tucker Carlson #Tuckums?? This is why I ❤️ her!! https://t.co/Mo0qvKzsuc— Jules Morgan 🇺🇸 (@Jules Morgan 🇺🇸) 1620096644.0
Joy Reid sends #tuckums Tucker Carlson to the dog pound. https://t.co/30G0SBA59s— Kenya ☮️ Pass S1: ForThePeopleAct ☯️ (Comentary) (@Kenya ☮️ Pass S1: ForThePeopleAct ☯️ (Comentary)) 1620094557.0
Yeah... I'm going to rewind and watch @JoyAnnReid go off on Tucker again.— Elie Mystal (@Elie Mystal) 1620086035.0
Many praised Reid for her refusal to hold back while criticizing Carlson, who has a long history of spreading White supremacist rhetoric, conspiracy theories and misinformation.
I mean....the murder I just witnessed. #Tuckums #TheReidOut https://t.co/zLpzMRYy1S— Where's Your Vax?!💉 (@Where's Your Vax?!💉) 1620086118.0
Though Reid doesn't often spend her time commenting on Fox News, Twitter certainly appreciated she took a moment to make it clear exactly how she feels about Lil' Tucker "Tuckums" Carlson.