Fox News Host Tucker Carlson Says ‘Hollywood Is Going Out of Business’ (Exclusive)

“They don’t understand the country they are selling a product to,” Carlson tells TheWrap

Fox News Channel host Tucker Carlson thinks Hollywood liberals are “lacking all self awareness” and it’s going to eventually ruin the movie industry.

“They can’t accept the election results for the same reason their business model is crumbling, and Hollywood won’t exist in its present form in 20 years,” Carlson told TheWrap. “Hollywood is going out of business because they don’t understand the country they are selling a product to. They’re completely out of touch because they’re rich and entitled.”

Carlson said “most people in affluent urban areas are completely, not only distant physically and culturally from the rest of the country,” but they also “lack empathy” for the rest of the country.

“They hate the rest of the country — that’s the truth,” Carlson said. “There are a lot of things I don’t understand, but I don’t hate … For some reason, urban-affluent liberals both don’t understand and simultaneously despise the rest of the country,” Carlson said. “You can’t really effectively sell products to people you despise. Because if you hate someone, you don’t understand them.”

The “Tucker Carlson Tonight” host continued: “They think that anyone who voted for Trump is as bad as they believe Trump is. So, they think Trump’s immoral, he’s a bigot, he’s a bad human being and they assume that anybody who voted for Trump is the same. That’s over 60 million people. If you felt there were 60 million people in your country who are evil, you’d be very upset.”

The conservative Carlson said Hollywood is in the “mass market retail business” and compared it to someone selling dog food without the slightest idea of what dogs like to eat.

“If you hated dogs and didn’t care what they liked, your dog food would probably fail,” Carlson said.”I think [Hollywood] is failing as a result.”

Politics aside, don’t expect Carlson to take his kids to a movie theater over the holiday weekend.

“Who watches movies? Who would? Not me. I wouldn’t cross the street to watch a movie for free,” he said.

“Tucker Carlson Tonight” airs Monday through Friday at 7 p.m. ET on Fox News.