UPDATE: As it turns out, Mike Slater was pulling a bit of a fast one on all of us – though his heart is in the right place. In a new video, Slater admits it was not boiling hot soup in the bucket he poured over his head on a sunny California beach earlier this week. Based on this new video, however, it seems like his challenge to the ISIS member who beheaded American journalist James Foley still stands.
Original story below:
“We’ve all heard the Ice Bucket Challenge. I think it’s time to kick it up a notch,” radio host Mike Slater says before unveiling his twist on the ice bucket challenge. It’s a “hot soup challenge”. Slater takes a steaming bucket of soup fresh off the stove, walks out of his apartment and down to the beach and issues a challenge.
“This goes to Jon Stewart, Rachel Maddow, and Michael Moore,” Slater says. On second thought, he adds: “No wait, this goes to the guy in the black hood from ISIS.”
And then he pours the bucket of steaming hot soup on his head!
Over email with GlennBeck.com, Slater explained, “We really value the effort to raise money for ALS research and don’t want to take anything away from that, but politically, we thought it would be good if our political attention was on the failed policy and result of the power vacuum in Iraq.” [sic]