Celebrities expressed their delight, joy, and moral righteousness on social media, including George Takei, Rob Reiner, Jane Lynch, Josh Gad, and Albert Brooks. Carlson became a polarizing figure and the No. 1 primetime cable news show host during his tenure, often championing conservative populism and railing against establishment wings of both political parties.
It remains unclear why Carlson left Fox News, but reports suggest that the decision came directly from Fox CEO Rupert Murdoch. The article also mentions the firing of CNN anchor Don Lemon, which received less attention from Hollywood celebrities.