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Fox News Host Says He Hasn't Washed His Hands In 10 Years

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Fox News Host Says He Hasn't Washed His Hands In 10 Years

A Fox News host has said he hasn't washed his hands in 10 years because 'germs are not a real thing'. OK, pal, whatever you say - I'm still not shaking your hand.

Pete Hegseth from Fox & Friends admitted that he's not given his hands a wash in a decade during Sunday's show in front of his shocked co-hosts Jedediah Bila and Ed Henry.

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He revealed: "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. Really, I don't really wash my hands ever.

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"I inoculate myself. Germs are not a real thing. I can't see them. Therefore, they're not real."

Adding that his hands 'look pretty clean to me'.

Prompting Bila to say: "Someone help me. Oh man.

"So, you're becoming immune to all bacteria? My dad has this theory, too."

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Come on people, you really need to be washing your hands.


As he made the bizarre confession laughs and gasps can be heard off camera - pretty understandably, really.

Hegseth admitted to the gross fact shortly after his co-hosts had been taking the piss out of him for eating day-old, leftover pizza.

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In repsonse to someone who shared his sentiment on Twitter, Hesgeth used the hashtag #DontWash, before following up with a second tweet sharing a USA Today article about the on-air admission and writing: "To paraphrase the President from an hour ago: The Media is so self-righteous and ANGRY!

"Loosen up and have some fun. The Country is doing well (as is my health!) P.S. I also support drinking from garden hoses and riding bikes w/o a helmet. Cue outrage..."

Well, whatever works for you, man. However, the Centers for Disease Control disagrees, its advice online reminds people that 'regular hand-washing 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'.

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The delightful advice goes on to state: "A single gram of human faeces-which is about the weight of a paper clip-can contain one trillion germs."

Lovely stuff - let's hope Hegseth was joking, eh?

Featured Image Credit: Fox

Topics: Gross, Weird

Claire Reid
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