TV Host Says He Hasn’t Washed His Hands In 10 Years

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As a TV host, I can imagine the pressure to be on your best behaviour at all times is pretty high.

With hundreds of thousands of viewers watching you every day, it’s easy to assume that you would want to do anything in your power to remain strictly professional.

But it appears Fox News‘ Pete Hegseth has no qualms letting his viewers know about his somewhat questionable habits, as he confessed on air that he hasn’t washed his hands for about 10 years. Shudder.

The totally unexpected confession came yesterday morning (February 10) when Hegseth began to speak about his New Year’s resolution, which is to say things on-air that he would off-air.

The TV host announced, totally unprompted:

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.

As his colleagues began to laugh and co-host Jedediah Bila said, ‘someone help me’, Hegseth rubbed his hands together while reaffirming his stance.

The 38-year-old then stated that he ‘inoculates’ himself and implied that he doesn’t get sick because he’s immune to everything.

Hegseth went on to say:

It’s just not – germs are not a real thing. I can’t see them therefore they’re not real. I can’t get sick.

Which, y’know, is concerning to say the least. And so, so wrong; according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people not washing their hands results in the spread of disease and infection to others.

So much so, that hand washing could protect almost one out of five young children who get sick with respiratory infections like pneumonia.

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It’s not known whether the TV host was joking or not, but he did then double down on his assertions by telling the media to ‘loosen up and have some fun’ because his health is ‘doing well’.

Hegseth wrote:

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 & riding bikes w/o a helmet. Cue outrage…

I mean, if being disgusted at someone not washing their hands for a decade is self-righteous and angry, sign me up I guess.

Hegseth has since come out and stated that he was joking, retweeting others who have said people simply don’t get his humour. Regardless of whether it was a joke or not though, people are still disgusted by the thought of it and referred to the TV host as ‘nasty’ and ‘beyond gross’.

Well, I don’t know about you guys but I’ve got an appointment with my bathroom sink right about now. See ya.

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