Fox News Guest Says Military Doesn't Need Women Or Gays—Just Men Who 'Want To Sit On A Throne Of Chinese Skulls'
A Fox News segment has sparked outrage after a guest spouted shockingly violent rhetoric while discussing the American military.
During an appearance on far-right Fox News host Tucker Carlson's show, conservative radio talk show host Jesse Kelly somehow managed to be sexist, homophobic and xenophobic all at once while issuing a shockingly violent call for the U.S. military to attack China.
According to Kelly, the military needs to avoid women and gays in favor of men who "want to sit on a throne of Chinese skulls."
See a clip of Kelly's comments below.
Tucker Carlson's guest: "We don't need a military that's woman-friendly, that's gay friendly" we need men "who want to sit on a throne of Chinese skulls, but we don't have that now. We can't get women off of naval vessels, that should be step one but most are pregnant anyway."pic.twitter.com/9uNzdbx0ON— nikki mccann ram\u00edrez (@nikki mccann ram\u00edrez) 1639791732
The men's conversation centered on Admiral Christopher Grady, who was appointed Vice-Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff two weeks ago.
During his confirmation hearings, Grady said he would value working with military "gender advisors," who consult military leadership on how gender affects military operations as mandated by the Women, Peace, and Security Act signed into law by former Republican President Donald Trump in 2017.
For Carlson and Kelly, however, the gender advisors are just another example of how weak, unmanly and "woke" the U.S. military has become.
Agreed. @JesseKellyDC attacked the U.S. Navy on a program monitored by Russia. @JuliaDavisNews may be able to tell us if they\u2019re using his attack as anti-America propaganda.— Jim Fusilli (@Jim Fusilli) 1639846186
I would gladly serve under the leadership of Sen Duckworth than these two. As a woman, I served in the military and would do it again!— Balance the Supreme Court now! (@Balance the Supreme Court now!) 1639884792
Yes. And @JesseKellyDC had to know his attack on our Navy would be seen in Russia.— Jim Fusilli (@Jim Fusilli) 1639965610
In his comments, Kelly unfavorably juxtaposed the U.S. military's supposed obsession with gender and the Chinese and Russian militaries' development of new weapons to cripple American military power.
“Our military, though, they’re focused on the important things."
"We want to focus on climate change, and we definitely have to make sure there are enough tampons in the restrooms at the Pentagon.”
But that was just Kelly's opening salvo.
After claiming the gender advisors will result in multitudinous military deaths, Kelly rattled off a chillingly violent call to arms for the American military that many likened to a call for genocide—and one that managed to be shockingly misogynistic, homophobic and xenophobic all in one go.
"We don’t need a military that’s woman-friendly, we don't need a military that’s gay-friendly, with all due respect to the Air Force."
"We need a military that's flat-out hostile. We need a military full of Type A men who want to sit on a throne of Chinese skulls."
"But we don't have that now. We can't get women off of naval vessels. That should be step one but most of them are pregnant anyway."
If your mouth is hanging open, you're not alone.
People on Twitter were shocked and disgusted by Kelly's comments.
\u201cA throne of Chinese skulls\u201d? \n\nBut America are the good guys, huh?— Andrew Moonlight (@Andrew Moonlight) 1639821724
What in actual F.\n\nI dont think I've ever heard anything like this in my entire life, and that's saying something after the past 5 years.— Communism is just a red herring. (@Communism is just a red herring.) 1639792100
Why is everybody ignoring the open call for warlords to genocide Chinese people??????— Matt (@Matt) 1639859045
When you see hate speech like this, swap \u201cChinese\u201d for \u201cJews\u201d and see how that sounds— Peace-Monger (@Peace-Monger) 1639948237
If cable TV had been a thing in Nazi Germany, it would have looked like Tucker Carlson's show.— \u262d Socialism for All \u262d Socialism 4 All \u262d S4A \u262d (@\u262d Socialism for All \u262d Socialism 4 All \u262d S4A \u262d) 1639872545
And of course, there was no shortage of making fun of Carlson and Kelly too.
Enough of these cosplay "patriots" This dude would freeze in two seconds in combat. All talk no walk— hWhat hWas hThat (@hWhat hWas hThat) 1640735231
Never thought I'd see two guys masturbating each other on live TV.— Muriel Vieux #freshResists #demvoice1 (@Muriel Vieux #freshResists #demvoice1) 1639803550
Can you imagine being as dumb as this guy is and thinking you\u2019re as smart as this guy thinks he is?— Russ \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8 (@Russ \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8) 1640891612
In response to the blowback to his comments, Kelly predictably doubled-down on his various bigotries, tweeting he's not anti-Asian because he likes actress Lucy Liu.