Jason Kelce's Fiery Retort to Harrison Butker: 'Diabolical Lies' in Feet-Washing Saga

NFL's Kelce Engages in Playful Hygiene Debate Online.

by Nouman Rasool
Jason Kelce's Fiery Retort to Harrison Butker: 'Diabolical Lies' in Feet-Washing Saga
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In a playful yet pointed exchange on X (formerly Twitter), retired NFL star Jason Kelce addressed a peculiar topic—bathing habits. His comments emerged in a spirited social media dialogue sparked by a fan's remark that Kelce neglected washing his feet or legs.

Kelce's response, laced with humor and sarcasm, ignited a broader conversation about personal hygiene practices among his followers. The dialogue began with a simple yet provocative post: "Jason Kelce looks like he doesn't wash his legs or feet." Kelce retorted, "What kind of weirdo washes their feet…," a reply that spurred a flurry of responses debating the necessity and extent of washing various body parts during a shower.

Amidst the banter, one follower even referenced a diagram suggesting that water alone, without direct scrubbing, could sufficiently cleanse the feet during a typical shower. The discussion took a turn when another user cited a supposed study indicating that excessive washing could harbor more bacteria on the legs and feet.

Kelce, seizing the opportunity for humor, exclaimed, "Let me know, from the rooftop," and added, "All of you have been fed diabolical lies that washing every crevice of your bodies and hair, all the time is somehow better or healthier."

Rhetoric Reimagined: Kelce

Kelce's use of the term "diabolical lies" seemed a tongue-in-cheek nod to Harrison Butker's controversial remarks during a recent commencement speech.

Butker, the Kansas City Chiefs kicker, had employed the phrase in a very different context, criticizing a range of societal issues, including LGBTQ+ rights and abortion, sparking widespread criticism. This phrase, reused by Kelce in a much lighter context, underscored a stark contrast in the application of rhetoric between the two athletes.

While the original context in which Butker used "diabolical lies" was met with backlash, Kelce's adaptation highlighted a comedic resistance to societal norms around personal hygiene, subtly critiquing the pressures and expectations embedded in everyday routines.

He jokingly endorsed minimalism in bathing, supported by a humorous endorsement from an anonymous dermatologist about the benefits of avoiding 'Big Soap.' Kelce's remarks encapsulate a blend of humor, personal belief, and social commentary, reflecting his unique ability to engage with and challenge societal norms while navigating the complex interactions of public discourse and personal hygiene.