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Tucker Carlson promoted “testicle tanning” & boy did the internet take him down

A scene from the trailer for the upcoming Tucker Carlson Originals documentary.
A scene from the trailer for the upcoming Tucker Carlson Originals documentary. Photo: Screenshot

Fox News host Tucker Carlson was mocked over the weekend as a clip about “testicle tanning” was shared online. The clip promoted his upcoming Tucker Carlson Originals documentary, The End of Men.

The film is supposed to be about the decline in testosterone levels in young men over the last two decades, which urologists attribute to a number of factors including increases in average weight, dietary changes, lack of exercise, and possible environmental toxins.

Related: Tucker Carlson demands to know why transgender people didn’t exist before four years ago

But to listen to Carlson and his guest Andrew McGovern, people aren’t letting their scrotums get enough sunlight.

“If you want to optimize and take it [your testosterone] to another level, expose yourself to red light therapy,” McGovern said, which Carlson called testicle tanning.

“It’s testicle tanning, but it’s also full body red light therapy,” McGovern responded, promoting what is effectively gender-affirming care for cisgender men. But unlike real gender affirming care, there is no science to back testicle tanning as an effective way to increase testosterone levels.

People online had a hard time taking the clip seriously.

Prior to the interview clip, a trailer for The End of Men was released. It was not taken seriously either.

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