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Megyn Kelly Pepper Spray Petition Going Viral

Fox News host Megyn Kelly may have to literally eat her own words when she said that pepper spray was “essentially a food product,” as an online petition was started asking her to try it on national television.

Nick Douglas from New York, who, like many, was taken aback by Kelly’s controversial comments, started the petition. The Fox News host made the remark on Monday on the “O’Reilly Factor,” where she talked about the pepper spray attacks on students at the University of California at Davis campus.

More than 15,000 signatures were gathered calling for Kelly to consume a full dose of pepper spray live on TV, so that the audience can see just how well she can handle such a “food product,” according to Reuters.

“While you allowed that the spray was ‘abrasive and intrusive’, you wondered if it had been diluted (reportedly, it hadn't).” said the petition.

To back 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 added.

It is not the first time Kelly has come under heavy criticism for inciting comments on Fox News. “The Daily Show” host John Stewart pokes fun at her gaffes on a regular basis over at the Comedy Network, and so does Steven Colbert from “The Colbert Report”.

It is unlikely that Kelly will agree to take the test, though she has not made an official comment on the matter. If the petition keeps growing and goes viral, it will remain in the news for a while, and the host can expect to hear many late night talk show hosts make jokes about the situation.

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