Fox News commentator Tomi Lahren is turning Tide Pods political, accusing liberals of “brainwashing” children into trying the dangerous fad of eating the laundry detergent packets.
“The Left, which dictates popular culture, brainwashes young people into believing they live in a world where 64 gender options are up for selection, everything is free, Beyonce is a god-queen and eating detergent is funny,” Lahren said in a video for Fox News Insider.
“This isn’t a social media problem, a Tide problem, or even a medical problem. It’s a parenting problem, like many things wrong with modern society,” she added.
The American Association of Poison Control Centers said it has handled 86 cases of teens being exposed to the laundry detergent packets in the first three weeks of 2018. That’s an increase from 39 cases in 2016 and 53 in 2017.
Ingesting the pods can result in seizure, pulmonary edema, respiratory arrest, coma, and even death, Stephen Kaminski, the executive director of AAPCC, said in a press release.
“Americans, we are better than this. Put down the soap, kids, and get a job.” Lahren said.