News & Opinion | March 13, 2019 12:00 pm

Tucker Carlson Jokes About Sex With Miss Teen USA Contestant In Latest Audio

Carlson suggested that Mario Lopez slept with the teen.

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Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson is under fire again. (Michael S. Schwartz/Getty Images)
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More audio of Tucker Carlson spewing controversial speech, this time sexually charged in natured about an underage Miss Teen USA contestant, has surfaced.

The Fox News host has had several audio recordings released in which he calls people in Iraq “lunatic Muslims” who “don’t use toilet paper or forks.” He adds that they’re “just so awful.”

In another recording, which was made during a visit to the “Bubba the Love Sponge Show,” Carlson says “fag” and “faggot” and questions former President Barack Obama’s blackness: “I don’t know how black he is, but I’m sure he’s a good basketball player – he says he is, anyway.”

According to The Daily Beast, in the newest audio recording Carlson talks about approaching the teen contestant in the bathroom: “I was thinking about tapping my foot next to her stall,” he said. He goes on to muse about marriage, asking “don’t you think—I mean, if you had a wife that dumb would it be good or bad?”

Carlson described the contestant, who famously fumbled when answering her 2007 Miss Teen USA pageant question, as “a wounded gazelle, separated from the herd” and suggested that Mario Lopez, the show’s host, had slept with the teen.

Caitlin Upton, the contestant Carlson is referring to the in audio,told the New York Magazine in 2015 that the humiliation from the pageant almost led her to suicide.