Recently, FOX News host Pete Hegseth surprised the audience when he claimed that he has not washed his hands in the last 10 years. Ever since, he has revealed this, he is getting a dirty look from the users on social media.
Fox News’ @PeteHegseth admits, unprompted, that he hasn’t washed his hands in 10 years.
“Germs are not a real thing,” Pete says. “I can’t see them, therefore they’re not real.” pic.twitter.com/9hsAb9YA9j
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 10, 2019
When Hegseth was hosting the weekend show Fox & Friends, he revealed, “As I told you, my 2019 resolution is to say things on air that I say off the air. I don’t think I’ve washed my hands for 10 years. Really, I don’t really wash my hands.”
He came up with such a shocking confession when his co-hosts Ed Henry and Jedediah Bila were discussing eating a day old pizza. Hegseth said, “Yesterday was National Pizza Day, which means it’s national pizza weekend, which means Pizza Hut lasts for a long time.”
The host humorously added that the infectious microorganisms didn’t affect him simply because they were invisible to his naked eye. Hegseth added, “I inoculate myself. Germs are not a real thing. I can’t see them, therefore they’re not real. I can’t get sick.”
Later this strange confession was shared by a journalist Aaron Rupar on Twitter. As soon as the video was shared, it went viral on the internet. The post was flooded with a lot of comments by the Twitterati. Check out some of the mixed reactions of the Twitteratis:
You do know that personal hygiene is part of the reason why people started living longer, right? Let's put anti-vaxxers and anti-washers on an island together since y'all apparently know more than people who study these things.
— Nevi (@nev_nev97) February 11, 2019
So, if you don't believe in the existence of things you can't see, I guess you must be an atheist. Right?
— Sharon Lawson 👻 (@lawsonsk) February 10, 2019
— Alex Muto (@AlexandriaMuto) February 10, 2019
— Emrin Alexander (@emrin_alexander) February 10, 2019
— Chris J R 🇨🇦 (@Chris_J_R) February 11, 2019
Remind me never to accept a dinner invitation to his house. Or shake his hand.
File under “things to never say out loud” 🙄
— Jamie Schler (@lifesafeast) February 11, 2019
— Pete Hegseth (@PeteHegseth) February 11, 2019
One of the users wrote, “I’m with you on hand washing. I’m almost 70 and haven’t had a cold or flu in years. Our bodies need some germs to learn how to fight them. Too many germaphobes out there.”
@PeteHegseth I'm with you on hand washing. I'm almost 70 and haven't had a cold or flu in years. Our bodies need some germs to learn how to fight them. Too many germofobes out there.
— Smittymhs (@smittymhs) February 10, 2019
— Gayle (@beachbumm1) February 10, 2019
Several of the Twitteratis bizarrely supports in his bizarre theory whereas some of them criticized it and reminded him that he was spreading E Coli bacteria by not washing his hands regularly.