After “Saturday Night Live” parodied the Islamic State terror group’s recruiting of westerners, Fox News host Tucker Carlson expressed his disappointment Sunday on “Fox & Friends” that the show didn’t go far enough in its comedy.
The “SNL” sketch parodied a recent Toyota commercial. The original ad showed a teary father saying goodbye to his daughter at the airport as she departs for the military. In the parody, instead of departing to join U.S. forces, the young woman left to join the Islamic State terror group.
Unlike some of his fellow Fox hosts, Carlson wasn’t so much offended at the sketch as he was disappointed that the comedy show doesn’t focus more of its jabs at, say, transgender students.
“I’m kind of for comedy that goes as far as it can,” Carlson told his co-hosts. “But I always feel like with shows like ‘SNL’ and comedy in general, it does stop short of the sacred cows on the left.”
“I would love to see an ‘SNL’ sketch like making fun of transgender bathrooms, for example,” he added.
Carlson went on to bemoan that “you will never, ever see that.” For his part, he called the “SNL” segment “kind of funny.”
Here’s the SNL clip: