Tomi Lahren said in an Instagram story she kicked her dog 'five times' during her appearance on 'Fox & Friends.'


Tomi Lahren may have just admitted to animal abuse

There's nothing funny about animal abuse.


Kris Seavers


Posted on Mar 14, 2018   Updated on May 21, 2021, 9:44 pm CDT

Tomi Lahren has said a lot of awful things, but admitting to kicking her dog could be one of the worst.

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.


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*First Published: Mar 14, 2018, 9:08 pm CDT