The woman behind the far-right, anti-LGBTQ+ social media account Libs of TikTok finally showed her face in an interview with Tucker Carlson that premiered Tuesday.During the hour-long interview, Chaya Raichik said LGBTQ+ people and the people who support them are grooming children — that is, preparing them for sexual abuse.
Appearing Tuesday on Tucker Carlson Today on the Fox Nation subscription streaming service, Raichik sat down with Carlson, one of her biggest supporters, and spewed anti-LGBTQ+ bigotry and conspiracies.
At the start of the show, Carlson lamented how the public ought to be cautious in its consumption of news and information because of bias in reporting while simultaneously declaring Libs of TikTok a legitimate news source (it's not).Carlson played a 58-second clip of videos shared by Libs of TikTok, mostly of teachers with colorful hairstyles discussing personal pronouns and non-gendered concepts in classrooms. "That's information that you should definitely have but have never had until Libs of TikTok bothered to put it in one place and show you, and for doing that, the person who runs Libs of TikTok has been the focus of a lot of hate and many threats.
So many that the person has remained anonymous until today," Carlson said as he introduced Raichik.Libs of TikTok has been targeting the LGBTQ+ community online for months, which advocates say has led to Raichik's followers disrupting drag events and issuing bomb threats against children's hospitals.Carlson admitted that he and Raichik had been friends since the summer, having dinner and regularly interacting.