“Fox & Friends” host Pete Hegseth surprised his co-workers and Fox News viewers alike Sunday after sharing that he hadn’t washed his hands in a decade, and saying he didn't believe germs were "real."
“I don’t think I’ve washed my hands for 10 years," he said. "Really, I don’t really wash my hands ever....germs are not a real thing," Hegseth declared. "I can’t see them, therefore, they’re not real.”
Twitter users from the left and right were mystified and slightly horrified by the admission, and have been taking to social media to share their thoughts on the television host's cleanliness habits (or lack thereof).
A round-up of a few Sunday and Monday reactions below:
Who wants to bet that the Fox and Friends co-host who said germs don't exist because he can't see them believes in god?— God Is Not Real (@God Is Not Real) 1549900357.0
It's called a microscope. Try one sometime. Hell, have me on @foxandfriends & I'll bring a microscope to show this… https://t.co/DW7N9wmnQU— Jess Phoenix 🌋 (@Jess Phoenix 🌋) 1549838950.0
And this, my friends, is why you should always flush with your shoe. ----------------------------------------------… https://t.co/mscXBQCNsX— just George, 36 to 46 (@just George, 36 to 46) 1549866917.0
"Germs are not a real thing. I can't see them, therefore, they're not real." Okay, cool. Ask him about God now. And… https://t.co/2JMUBkz1L7— Sib Ventress (@Sib Ventress) 1549830512.0
I think at this point @FoxNews is simply saying anything and everything they can think of that’s contrary to acc… https://t.co/xaV8OwrZES— Barry Schapiro, MD, FAAOS (@Barry Schapiro, MD, FAAOS) 1549850175.0
This says everything you need to know about @FoxNews, the ignorance and stupidity of their people, and the morons w… https://t.co/AYn1r7Eqle— #RandomWhiteGuy (@#RandomWhiteGuy) 1549845080.0
If I read this in The Onion, it’d seem like such a stretch as to be unfunny. But this actually happened. I humbly… https://t.co/uyirI8H4dK— Chrissy Stroop’s resting festive face (@Chrissy Stroop’s resting festive face) 1549839771.0
I have a seven year old who has better hygiene and more intelligence. https://t.co/hjU7lPoK3M— 🎄🎅 Courtney 🎅🎄 (@🎄🎅 Courtney 🎅🎄) 1549850422.0
A fellow on Fox shared his views That germs are considered fake news, Thus won't wash his hands, To which all his… https://t.co/fPzQINvrnp— Limericky News (@Limericky News) 1549910142.0