Politics Conservative Firebrand Tomi Lahren Says She Kicked Her Dog 5 Times in Live 'Fox & Friends' Appearance Fox News contributor Tomi Lahren has admitted to kicking her dog multiple times during a live appearance Wednesday morning on Fox & Friends By Tierney McAfee Published on March 15, 2018 12:10 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Fox News contributor Tomi Lahren has admitted to kicking her dog multiple times during a live appearance Wednesday morning on Fox & Friends. According to The Wrap, Lahren made the confession in an Instagram story, explaining that her dog, Kota, was making noise during the appearance. “Why don’t you tell the world what you were doing during my entire Fox & Friends hit,” she told her dog in the story. “Oh I know, chewing on her damn bone as loud as she possibly could. So I had to kick her about five times during the show.” The Wrap noted that the pup did not appear to be in any physical danger in the Instagram story and wagged its tail as Lahren spoke. Lahren later posted a new Instagram story of her petting her dog and saying, “If you don’t think little Kota gets treated like a queen, you clearly don’t know little Kota. That’s for dang sure. Right, Kota?” She also told TMZ that she did not actually kick her dog and said her comments were just a joke. As outrage unspooled on social media nonetheless, Lahren added that people were overreacting. RELATED VIDEO: Tomi Lahren Admits She’s Benefitting From Obamacare Many people on Twitter criticized Lahren. As TMZ pointed out, if Lahren was making a joke, she didn’t have the best timing. Lahren’s admission comes amid national outcry over a puppy who died after a United Airlines flight attendant forced its owners to stow their beloved pet in an overhead bin for a three-hour flight.