*A movement has been launched for Megyn Kelly to literally eat her words.
New Yorker Nick Douglas created an online petition to get the Fox News host to “eat or drink a full dose of pepper spray on national television,” after she said that pepper spray is “a food product essentially,” sparking.
As previously reported, her comments were to Bill O’Reilly on Monday’s edition of “The O’Reilly Factor” as the two Fox hosts were discussing whether the UC Davis police were in their rights to pepper-spray campus protesters affiliated with the Occupy movement. The incident sent several people to the hospital and caused the school to place Lt. John Pike, another officer and UC Davis police chief Annette Spicuzza on administrative leave.
On the petition’s page, Douglas wrote:
Ms. Kelly, on November 21, you told Bill O’Reilly that pepper spray (as used by Lt. John Pike to assault the UC Davis protestors) is “a food product, essentially.” That was, of course, ridiculous.
While you allowed that the spray was “abrasive and intrusive”, you wondered if it had been diluted (reportedly, it hadn’t).
To back up your claim that pepper spray is a food product, please consume as much of it as was sprayed on each protestor’s face, in one sitting, on camera at Fox News. You may mix the spray with one serving of food or drink, as I am not a sadist. Then, please relate the effects to your audience.
The petition has already attracted more than 15,000 signatures.