Fox News contributor Tomi Lahren admitted Wednesday to kicking her dog five times because she was bothering her during an appearance on “Fox & Friends.”
The Fox News contributor posted a video to her Instagram story Wednesday morning showing her dog, Kota, wagging her tail, TMZ reported. In the background, Lahren scolds the dog for “chewing on her damn bone as loud as she possibly could” during the pundit’s Fox & Friends appearance.
“So I had to kick her about five times during the show,” Lahren says.
The dog doesn’t look to be injured in the video, and we hope for Kota’s sake, it was a tasteless “joke”—not that there’s anything funny about kicking dogs. The conservative commentator has posted photos with the pup before.
Neither Lahren nor Fox News has addressed the offhanded implication of animal abuse, but it’s not the first time she’s been called out on reckless social media remarks.
In January, she apologized for calling Rep. Joe Kennedy III “that little limp dick” and made a transphobic “joke” comparing him to Caitlyn Jenner.
Well, now it looks like the Fox & Friends pundit is crawfishing her comments back a bit. Here’s more from TMZ:
Tomi denied abusing Kota, and said anyone with some logic would know she was joking.
She claims people are overreacting — to HER SAYING she kicked her dog — and did her best to prove she’s a loving pet owner. Tomi tried to chalk this all up to a slow news day, but truth is the timing of her “joke” sucked.
Unless, somehow, she hadn’t heard about United’s dog issues.
Should she be fired from the Fox News Network?
Or do you think people are just over-reacting?