With a “HIGH ALERT,” the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) issued an urgent press release on the current state of Tide Pod consumption in the United States.
During the first two weeks of 2018, the country’s poison control centers handled thirty-nine intentional exposures cases among thirteen to nineteen year olds. That number has increased to eighty-six such intentional cases among the same age demographic during the first three weeks of 2018.
Stephen Kaminski, AAPCC’s CEO and Executive Director, wrote,
We cannot stress enough how dangerous this is to the health of individuals—it can lead to seizure, pulmonary edema, respiratory arrest, coma, and even death.
While this is self-evident to most people, Fox News talking head Tomi Lahren somehow twisted this bizarre trend into a chance to blame liberals for “brainwashing” children into eating detergent.
In her “Final Thoughts” segment, Lahren said,
I know what you’re thinking: The Tide Pod challenge couldn’t possibly be political, could it? Actually, yes it is. It’s just the latest symptom of a larger problem: The breakdown of the American family. It’s what happens when kids aren’t taught boundaries, respect, consequences, or logic.
This isn’t a social media problem, a Tide problem, or even medical problem. It’s a parenting problem, like many things wrong with modern society.
Lahren said that parents have been taught to have a hands-off approach to raising children and that has made children “wild animals that think they can do whatever the heck they want”:
The left, which dictates popular culture, brainwashed 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. Put down the soap, kids, and get a job.
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