The US Army official account threw shade at Fox’s Tucker Carlson for his ‘ridiculous’ comments against women in the military

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Fox News host Tucker Carlson. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
  • Fox New’s host Tucker Carlson said that President Joe Biden was “feminizing the military.”
  • The US Army threw shade at Carlson by posting photos of women in the Army with the “Soldier’s Creed.”
  • The top Pentagon spokesman said the military would not “take personnel advice from a talk-show host.”
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The US Army’s official Twitter account threw shade at Tucker Carlson after he went on a long rant on his television show against President Joe Biden for supposedly making the military “more feminine.”

Carlson said on his Fox News show Wednesday night that the Biden administration was spending too much attention feminizing the military while overlooking threats posed by China, who he said is actually making its military more masculine.

The complaint stems from Biden’s comments on Monday for International Women’s Day where he highlighted the progress the armed forces is making to accommodate female troops, who make up roughly 16% of the force.

“We’re making good progress designing body armor that fits women properly, tailoring combat uniforms for women, creating maternity flight suits, updating requirements for their hairstyles,” Biden said.

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On Thursday, the US Army posted several photos on Twitter of the “Soldier’s Creed” coupled with photographs of women performing various roles in the Army in what appeared to be in response to Carlson’s remarks. Earlier in the day, several current US Army generals also took to Twitter to tell Carlson that he “couldn’t be more wrong.”

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This is not the first time the Army’s social media account has vouched for women in the armed forces during Women’s History Month. The account has posted and retweeted several pieces of content supporting women in the military since the beginning of March.

Pentagon spokesman John Kirby called Carlson’s tirade against women in the military “ridiculous” and noted that Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin “shares the revulsion of so many others to what Mr. Carlson said.”

“What we absolutely won’t do,” Kirby added, “is take personnel advice from a talk-show host.”

Ryan Pickrell contributed reporting.