Chaya Raichik the creator of the controversial Twitter account Libs of TikTok appeared on Tucker Carlson's Fox Nation show on Tuesday, where she made false and unchallenged claims about the LGBT+ community.
Raichik's comments came towards the end of an hour-long interview with Carlson on his daytime show where she was asked about misleading information that she had reported on about several hospitals in the United States and care administered to transgender children.
The claims were quickly debunked but Carlson still called the incident 'evil' and asked Raichik if she had any "theories" on what was going on.
She replied: "The LGBTQ community has become this cult and it’s so captivating, and it pulls people in so strongly, unlike anything we’ve ever seen. And they brainwash people to join and they convince them of all of these things, and it’s really, really hard to get out of it."
A clip from the interview has since been viewed more than one million times on Twitter where it has been labeled 'one of the most bigoted interviews ever seen.'
\u201cChaya Raichik went on Tucker Carlson and said the "LGBTQ community has become this cult... It's extremely poisonous." She later says "They're just evil people, and they're out to groom kids. They're recruiting."\n\nThis is one of the most bigoted interviews I've ever heard.\u201d
This is the first time that Libs of TikTok has received prominent support this year. Back in November Elon Musk began to take a liking to the controversial Twitter account.
Last month, Musk replied to a tweet from Libs of TikTok that mocked an ex-Twitter employee, setting off concerns from people that Musk was giving the account attention.
It began after a former Twitter employee publicly criticized Musk, only to tweet hours later she had been fired. LibsofTikTok posted side-by-side screenshots of the ex-employee's tweets and mocked them, "How it started How it’s going," LibsofTikTok wrote.
Musk replied to the tweet further mocking the employee.
Libs of TikTok often takes videos from members of the LGBTQ+ community and frames them as negative or harmful. In the past, the account has disparaged pronouns, transgender people, transgender education, Pride events, LGBTQ+ education in school, and more.
Before Musk took over Twitter, Libs of TikTok had been temporarily suspended from Twitter on five different occasions. The account has also been suspended on TikTok, Instagram, and Facebook.
Who is Libs of TikTok?
From the start, the identity of the person behind the account was anonymous, even during interviews.
But earlier this year, several people began figuring out who was running the account due to breadcrumbs left around the internet.
In August, Libs of Tiktok claimed Boston Children's Hospital was providing gender-affirming hysterectomies to minors. The account's false claim contributed to attention that led to threats of violence against the hospital, including a bomb threat.
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