Video of Man Telling Tucker Carlson 'You're the Worst Human Being' Viewed Over 330K Times

A video of a man telling Fox News host Tucker Carlson that he's "the worst human being" has gone viral on social media.

The 22-second clip, shared to Instagram by user @danbaileymt on Friday, shows an unnamed man calmly confronting Carlson in a fishing store. The Fox News host attempted to reason with the man and eventually walked away from their heated chat.

"I don't care man. You are the worst human being known to man, I want you to know that. To this state, to the United States, to everyone else in this world," the man said. "What you have done to families, what you have done to everybody else in this world."

The Instagram user identified himself as a resident of Montana and claims he was the man seen in the video confronting Carlson.

"It's not everyday you get to tell someone they are the worst person in the world and really mean it! What an asshole!" he wrote in the post. "This man has killed more people with vaccine misinformation, he has supported extreme racism, he is a fascist and does more to rip this country apart than anyone that calls themselves an American."

Dan Bailey's Outdoor Company confirmed the incident occurred in their store on July 23 and that the "person engaging Mr. Carlson was a local resident named Dan Bailey."

"This person has no affiliation with our business, other than share the same name as our founder, who passed away in 1982," the business said in a statement. "To be clear, we treat every customer equally and respectfully. Our staff was professional and cordial to Mr. Carlson, as we are with all of our customers."

In a statement emailed to Newsweek, a spokesperson for Fox News said, "Ambushing Tucker Carlson while he is in a store with his family is totally inexcusable—no public figure should be accosted regardless of their political persuasion or beliefs simply due to the intolerance of another point of view."

A copy of the video, shared to Twitter by The Lincoln Project, a political action committee formed by former and present anti-Donald Trump Republicans in late 2019, has been viewed more than 330,000 times at time of publication.

Carlson has routinely made headlines in recent months over a slew of controversial opinions espoused on his weeknight Fox News show, Tucker Carlson Tonight.

He went on the offensive against Illinois Senator Dick Durbin earlier this month, after the lawmaker called him and his fellow Fox News host Laura Ingraham "anti-vaxx quacks" following their segments questioning the safety and efficacy of the coronavirus vaccine.

"Americans have a right to have basic questions answered before they submit to taking medicine," Carlson said. "That is their right. But Durbin and hacks like Dr. Anthony Fauci persist in pretending that anyone who has questions is somehow a right-wing ideologue, and that's a lie."

After he was accused of spreading vaccine misinformation, Carlson told his viewers last week that there may be "profound benefits" to the vaccine and insisted that he isn't against vaccination. "It seems that various vaccines seem to lower the effects of the disease, make it less severe on people," he said. "They're less likely to go to the hospital for taking that. That completely makes sense."

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Fox News host Tucker Carlson discusses 'Populism and the Right' during the National Review Institute's Ideas Summit at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel March 29, 2019 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images