"Fox and Friends" weekend personality Pete Hegseth chose to share a little something-something about his personal hygiene habits on Sunday that left some folks - including his co-hosts - a little grossed out. Hegseth had argued that pizza "lasts for a long time".
When Bila and fellow co-host Ed Henry laughed at him he reaffirmed: "I inoculate myself". "I can't see them, therefore they're not real". "Really, I don't really wash my hands ever", Hegseth continued, prompting laughter from his co-hosts. He set off a social media flurry when he told his co-hosts, "My 2019 resolution is to say things on-air that I say off-air: I don't think I've washed my hands for 10 years".
'Germs are not a real thing.More news: Thousands rally in Madrid against Spanish PM's proposed talks on Catalonia
Plenty of teachers also mocked his claims with one joking that he'd learn about germs if he spent anytime in a children's classroom: 'Spend some time as a teacher in a kindergarten class, trust me, you'll wash your hands!' "I don't think I've washed my hands for 10 years", Hegseth said, inexplicably.
However, Hegseth remained adamant that he was correct in his ant-hand washing beliefs, and retweeted a tweet along with the hashtag '#dontwash'.
Germs and microbes have been observed in pretty much every environment on Earth, from our food, to the soil in which it grows, and the hands of the humans that produce and prepare it.More news: Kamala Harris: I’ve Smoked Weed and ‘I Did Inhale’
But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that handwashing is a vital way to prevent the transmission of disease.
When soap and water aren't available, alcohol-based hand-sanitizing gels can offer protection, according to the Mayo Clinic.
"Regular handwashing, particularly before and after certain activities, is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick, and prevent the spread of germs to others", the CDC advises. Viewers on Twitter chimed in with comments as well. 'That's disgusting!' said another.More news: Algonquin Power & Utilities (AQN) Attains New 1-Year Low at $20.56