Fact Check-Fox News broadcast on ‘gay hypnosis’ is fabricated

Social media users are sharing a screenshot of a Fox News broadcast about “gay hypnosis”. However, the image has been fabricated and Fox News confirmed it is false.

Examples can be seen (here) and (here).

The screenshot shows an image of a Fox News broadcast with host Tucker Carlson and a chyron that says straight men are being subjected to “gay hypnosis.”

Comments where users appear to be taking the image seriously include, “It’s bad that I can’t tell if this is real” and “Clearly the zenith of important news.”

A representative for Fox News told Reuters via email that the screenshot is “not authentic”.

No such segment is available on the Fox News website (here) or on the Tucker Carlson Tonight show’s page (here).

A Google search does not show any credible results for any such Fox News report (


False. There is no evidence that Fox News aired a segment about “gay hypnosis”. The image has been fabricated, as confirmed by Fox News.

This article was produced by the Reuters Fact Check team. Read more about our fact-checking work  here  .