Celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz drew mockery for his final appeal to voters ahead of Tuesday’s Pennsylvania GOP Senate primary.
The Donald Trump-endorsed Oz, facing stiff competition from right-wing commentator Kathy Barnette and retired hedge fund billionaire David McCormick to represent the GOP in November’s pivotal Senate election, imagined lying next to voters in bed.
“So, when you go to bed at night, put your head on that soft pillow, you’ll know Oz will be doing exactly what you want him to do if you were there next to him,” he told Fox News’ Sean Hannity on Monday.
Watch the video here:
Oz: When you go to bed at night, put your head on that soft pillow, you’ll know Oz will be doing exactly what you want him to do if you were there next to him pic.twitter.com/M1lkJgqzmU
— Acyn (@Acyn) May 17, 2022
One critic dubbed it the “creepiest political pitch ever.”
*Actual results may vary.
**Offer not valid if not using My Pillow brand pillow.
— Rachel Vindman 🌻 (@natsechobbyist) May 17, 2022
— Cara Tramontano (@theCara) May 17, 2022
That’s a weird thing to say
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) May 17, 2022
Um, what was he intending to say here? https://t.co/7l2FYbRX0R
— Helen Kennedy 🌻 (@HelenKennedy) May 17, 2022
Creepiest political pitch ever? I say yes. https://t.co/M2UooNUrit
— Christopher Orr (@OrrChris) May 17, 2022
Hello, poison control center? I accidentally ingested this. What do I do? https://t.co/B5OB7eLVtn
— Bill Prady 🇺🇦 (@billprady) May 17, 2022
Wait, does this mean Oz is in bed next to me? Because I don't find that thought remotely reassuring. https://t.co/AVKScEWzK2
— Robert Tracinski (@Tracinski) May 17, 2022
I'm not sure exactly what Dr. Oz is promising here, but nobody wants him to keep it. AK https://t.co/bRxeyGO9Sg
— Kamenetzky Brothers (@KamBrothers) May 17, 2022
This is just some weird ass shit https://t.co/F6t3pjICZH
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) May 17, 2022
— Peter Elkind (@peterelkind) May 17, 2022
He forgot his mypillow discount code
— Robert Lusetich (@RobertLusetich) May 17, 2022
Now, I'll never sleep again.
— Robin Basham 💛🐝 ✍️🇺🇸 🇺🇦🌻Aye Justice Jackson (@EntGRCSolutions) May 17, 2022
My ovaries just dried up and died. It was instantaneous.
— HawaiiDelilah™ stands with Ukraine (@HawaiiDelilah) May 17, 2022
I think Dr. Oz from New Jersey has finally realized that he's not going to become the next Senator from Pennsylvania, and now he's just trying to land the role of Freddy Krueger in the next Nightmare on Elm Street movie
— Twice-Impeached, One-Term Trumpy (parody) (@outofcontroljb) May 17, 2022
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.