The Fox News personality on Tuesday issued an on-air plea to talk to the man in Trinidad who the unvaccinated hip hop star this week claimed, in a hotly contested viral tweet, suffered enlarged genitals and impotence after receiving the coronavirus vaccine ― and was then dumped before his wedding.
Public health experts, including top infectious diseases adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci, have dismissed the rapper’s story, saying there is no evidence COVID shots can cause reproductive problems.
“We haven’t been able to figure out whether this show is broadcast in Trinidad,” Carlson said at the end of a 10-minute segment dedicated to Minaj’s unsubstantiated claim.
“But if Nicki Minaj’s cousin’s friend is watching, or his former fiancee is watching, we want to hear your story,” he continued. “We’ll come to Port of Spain to see you. Let us know.”
Carlson, a self-confessed liar and peddler of vaccine misinformation, also corrected his previous night’s assertion in a graphic that said it was Minaj’s cousin — and not his cousin’s friend — whose testicles had become enlarged.
“Nicki Minaj’s cousin’s testicles are not swollen, as far as we know, he’s fine,” said Carlson. “It’s Nicki Minaj’s cousin’s friend’s testicles who are swollen from taking the vax. That’s the claim.”
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