On Friday evening, the hashtag #StandWithTuckerCarlson appeared on Twitter’s trending topics.
The trending hashtag was full of statements from people voicing their support for the Fox News host, after getting backlash on his comments about “Black Lives Matter”.
Some of his colleagues in Fox News, Maria Bartiromo and Greg Jarrett posted their support for him via Twitter,
Matt Gaetz, Congressman of Florida’s 1st congressional district also aired his support for him,
The backlash started after his controversial statement on the Black Lives Matter. He said in his Fox News show, Tucker Carlson Tonight that, “This may be a lot of things, this moment we are living through, but it is definitely not about black lives and remember that when they come for you, and at this rate, they will.”
A Fox News spokesperson defended Carlson’s comment and said that, “Tucker’s warning about ‘when they come for you’ was clearly referring to Democratic leaders and inner-city politicians.”
Advertisers like Papa Johns and T-mobile said that they would stop advertising on Carlson’s show.