Politico’s Seung Min Kim highlighted this 2012 New York Daily News on detergent pods which just might explain where we’re at today with an epidemic of teens eating the capsules of concentrated laundry detergent: It’s all Chuck Schumer’s fault:
Chuck Schumer on detergent pods: “I saw one on my staffer's desk and I wanted to eat it.” https://t.co/stmprB9haG
— Seung Min Kim (@seungminkim) January 19, 2018
It all makes sense now!
This explains so much https://t.co/jWVmR5UdxT
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) January 19, 2018
Schumer accidentally invented the Tide Pod challenge!
Look, if they didn't want us to eat laundry detergent pods, they wouldn't have made them so delicious. https://t.co/Bfm3b9M9K9
— Steven Shepard (@POLITICO_Steve) January 19, 2018
But, seriously … if Schumer had not made this his personal crusade starting in 2012…
Schumer calls for detergent pod regulations http://t.co/Yg5Y18zd
— Spectrum News Albany (@SPECNewsAlbany) September 9, 2012
…would we be here today with kids eating the pods for clicks on YouTube?
How do you do, fellow kids? https://t.co/EHktZgoi5v
— Lizzie O'Leary (@lizzieohreally) January 19, 2018
It’s all Schumer’s fault:
This civilization can't die fast enough. https://t.co/pYq6WhjVkR
— Michael Brendan Dougherty (@michaelbd) January 19, 2018
And why did a staffer have a pod on his or her desk in the first place?
Yes, as a young senate aide, I, too, left laundry detergent on my desk. https://t.co/Yd78Pirt2m
— Jim Swift (@JSwiftTWS) January 19, 2018
Just think, if this one staffer had not brought Tide to work, NONE of this would have happened.