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Viral toilet ‘cleaning’ hack sparks ‘violent’ controversy: ‘Nasty AF’

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This toilet “cleaning” trick is sick — and not in a good way.

Potty-mouthed social media critics are threatening “violence” over a newly viral “cleaning hack” video.

The clip, which has racked up 3.5 million views on Instagram, features an unidentifiable woman removing a toilet seat to wash it in the dishwasher along with drinking cups, food bowls and other eating utensils.

“Y’all I’m about to get violent cuz WTF,” exclaimed an outraged Twitter user alongside visuals of the hack.

“If you invite me over for dinner and I see your toilet seat in the dishwasher I’m turning around and never coming back,” vowed another

“Putting your toilet seat in the dishwasher is diabolical behavior. Do better,” another scolded.

An Instagram clip of a woman washing her toilet seat in the dishwasher alongside dishes causes viral virtual outrage.
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The clip — which was originally shared by Instagram influencers Janelle Flom and Kate Heintzelman — racked up over 10,000 comments from equally grossed out onlookers who flooded their post with rebuking remarks and the “vomit” emoji.

“No. The water [in a dishwasher] doesn’t get anywhere near hot enough to sterilize it, or the dishwasher afterward,” penned a perturbed scolder.

“Nasty AF,” wrote another, who added a series of emojis spewing green chunks.

“This is why I don’t eat at everyone’s home,” said another.

Despite the online backlash, Janelle and Kate did receive some cyber support from social media users who approved their controversial hack.
Despite the online backlash, Janelle and Kate did receive some cyber support from social media users who approved their controversial hack.
janelleandkate/Instagram

Flom and Heintzelman did not immediately respond to The Post’s request for comment.

However, despite the stomach-churning thought of co-mingling the germs from a pooper-topper with a dinner plate, in 2016, microbiologist David Coil from the University of California at Davis found that a spoonful of dirt consists of “more bacteria” than a toilet seat.

“A toilet seat is a terrible yardstick of germy-ness regardless, per the Washington Post. Coil has swabbed them “on multiple occasions,” he said, “and I’ve found nothing too exciting.”

And Australia-based leading consumer advocacy group, Choice, conducted a 2021 study on items that should and should not be scrubbed in the dishwasher  — including computer keyboards, Lego pieces, fish and, of course, toilet seats.

Per research, toilet seats do not contain as much bacteria as a spoonful of dirt.
Per research, toilet seats do not contain as much bacteria as a spoonful of dirt.
janelleandkate/TikTok

“While we definitely don’t recommend cleaning your toilet seat in the dishwasher, if you absolutely must then you’ll want to load it correctly to make sure it gets clean,” the analysts advised.

However, while the sanitary properties of their hack remain under question, some online allies revealed that they, too, don’t see the harm in cleaning the crapper and cutlery together. 

“Knowing how often I clean my bathroom I wouldn’t mind doing this. I’d still clean it before putting it in there. I also don’t use my dishwasher, I hand wash mine so I really don’t see a problem. If yall dirty asf just say that,” tweeted a supporter of the movement.

“Throw a tide pod in there and it’s ALL fine,” said another, in part.



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