Left-wing Hollywood stars rejoiced after Fox News abruptly axed network host Tucker Carlson on Monday morning.
“Tucker Carlson will no longer be spreading his lies, distortions and misinformation on Fox New,” Hocus Pocus witch Bette Midler tweeted on Monday.
“This is the moment we’ve all been waiting for for years. But how will Fox explain his absence?”
In a brief statement, the network thanked Carlson for his service and announced that his last show had aired on Friday.
Carlson’s sudden ousting comes days after Fox News settled with Dominion Voting Systems for $787 million, over allegations that the company’s machines fraudulently reported votes for the 2020 presidential election.
“Tucker’s now free to spread his bulls–t elsewhere,” director Rob Reiner wrote.
“Cutting out one cancerous growth won’t stop FOX from being riddled with it everywhere else,” he added.
“Hey Tucker, there’s always Truth Social,” Dan Rather razzed.
Whoopi Goldberg led the panelists of The View in a table-top rendition of “The Wave,” when the news of Carlson’s departure from Fox broke during their live show.
Ana Navarro led the studio audience in sing-a-long of Steam’s 1969 hit “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye.”
“I don’t think anyone likes to celebrate the demise of someone’s career, but he is responsible for the degradation that we see somewhat of our democracy in this country,” co-host Sunny Hostin said.
“And I just think, as a faithful person: Look at God. Look at God!”
After the episode aired, co-panelist Alyssa Farah Griffin tweeted that she was “stunned” about Carlson’s exit.
“At the end of the day, lies spread on Fox News cost the company nearly a billion $$. Even the most watched man on cable news can’t make up for that.”
“Election lies have hurt the country & immeasurably hurt the GOP. Hope this is a turning [point],” the former Trump official wrote.
Meanwhile, The View’s other famed conservative, former panelist Meghan McCain, posted that “It’s a bad day to be a misogynist on cable man…”
Her social media diss was in response to both Carlson, and his liberal CNN counterpart, Don Lemon, getting booted off of the air on the same morning.
Lemon’s firing comes on the heels of making misogynistic remarks about Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley, after she advocated for “mandatory mental competency tests for politicians over 75 years old.”
“She says people, politicians are not in their prime,” Lemon remarked on his show.
“Nikki Haley is not in her prime, sorry. A woman is considered to be in her prime in her 20s, 30s and maybe her 40s.”
Lemon shared the news of his firing from CNN in an angry statement on Monday.
“I was informed this morning by my agent that I have been terminated by CNN. I am stunned,” he wrote.
“After 17 years at CNN I would have thought that someone in management would have the decency to tell me directly,” Lemon added.
“At no time was I ever given any indication that I would not be able to continue to do the work I have loved at the network.”
CNN made a rebuttal tweet less than an hour later, accusing Lemon of making an inaccurate allegation about his termination.
“He was offered an opportunity to meet with management but instead released a statement on Twitter,” the network’s communications team tweeted out.
CNN’s choice to let Lemon go was a shock, but Fox News’ decision to ditch Carlson has already significantly impacted the company’s finances.
Shares of FOX Corp went into a free fall on Monday, wiping out nearly a billion dollars by the closing bell.
“One might think he would grab his money, turn the page and move on to a new chapter,” posted Glee star Jane Lynch.
“But he won’t. Because he’s full of venom and cruelty and needs the spotlight from an audience he hates. There will be no happy trails for him.”
“Don’t let the door hit you on your way out, you horrid, soulless man,” wrote Star Trek’s George Takei. “On the other hand, go ahead. Let it hit you good.”
Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi posted a GIF of herself dancing, which she captioned: “Is 11:35 AM too early for champagne?? Bye Tucker Carlson!!”