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Married actors Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis recently stirred controversy by admitting in an interview that when their children were infants, they only bathed the tots when they were “visibly dirty” versus every day because they themselves aren’t really into showers.
“I don’t wash my body with soap every day. I didn’t have hot water growing up as a child, so I didn’t shower very much. But when I had children, I also didn’t wash them every day. I wasn’t the parent who bathed my newborns ever,” Kunis said on the “Armchair Expert” podcast last month.
“I wash my armpits and my crotch daily, and nothing else ever. Here’s the thing: If you can see the dirt on them, clean them. Otherwise, there’s no point,” Kutcher added.
The remarks provoked two sets of responses: Similar confessions from some celebrities, and utter disgust from others.
Here are a few examples:
before you lot even ask:
in this house, we bathe. pic.twitter.com/fxeTMovLJs
— Jodie (@MissJodie) August 6, 2021
Wassup with people saying they don’t shower ? 🤨 It’s giving itchy.
— iamcardib (@iamcardib) August 10, 2021
Nope, I’m the opposite of a “not washing themselves” celeb.
Shower (cold) when I roll outta bed to get my day rollin’.
Shower (warm) after my workout before work.
Shower (hot) after I get home from work.
Face wash, body wash, exfoliate and I sing (off key) in the shower 🧼 🎶 https://t.co/iE6ZPhrthL
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) August 7, 2021
Fast-forwarding to the second week of August, and the married couple has since released a cheeky response to the criticism.
The response was delivered through a video posted to Kutcher’s Instagram account on Wednesday.
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The video showed the pair in a bathroom. It looked as if Kutcher was sitting in a tub as water was being run, and Kunis was standing over him watching.
The premise of the video was that they were bathing their children — and that Kutcher was absolutely stunned by this phenomenon.
“What’s going on? Is that … ?” the video begins with him exclaiming in shock.
“It’s water,” Kunis calmly replies.
“You’re putting water on the children? Are you trying to melt them?!” Kutcher then asks in shock, triggering his wife into a fit of laughter.
“Are you trying to injure them with water? This is ridiculous. What’s going on?” he continues incredulously.
“We’re bathing our children,” Kunis calmly explains..
“That’s like the fourth time this week! Four times this week! It’s too much! Their body oils are going to be destroyed!. What are you trying to do?!” Kutcher then asks.
The two were basically mocking themselves. The idea was that they bathe their children so infrequently that the very idea of bathing their children — and letting water run over them — is literally out of this world.
me if i see ashton kutcher, mila kunis, & jake gyllenhaal on the street
— j. ❦ (@bvffysfilms) August 6, 2021
Funny, though it still doesn’t resolve the overarching debate — to bathe/shower or to not? Regarding young children, it seems the answer is ALWAYS to bathe/shower, though not necessarily every day.
“There’s no need to give your newborn a bath every day. Three times a week might be enough until your baby becomes more mobile. Bathing your baby too much can dry out his or her skin. If you’re quick and thorough with diaper changes and burp cloths, you’re already cleaning the parts that need attention — the face, neck and diaper area,” according to the Mayo Clinic.
Apparently, the same advice holds true for adults, though most adults reportedly bathe at least once a day — if not more depending on activity level.
I frequently shower twice a day. Like a commoner!
— Matt Ritter (@mattritter1) August 7, 2021
My cleanliness confession is that sometimes I shower twice in a day
— Sara B. (@sara_bee) August 6, 2021
For the record I shower twice a day. pic.twitter.com/rHjdyef0LJ
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) August 6, 2021
I shower every day. Sometimes twice. Is this why I’m not famous?
— JEN KIRKMAN (@JenKirkman) August 6, 2021
Notice what the latter Twitter user above wrote. It raises the question of why so many celebrities reportedly including, but not limited to, Kristen Bell, Jake Gyllenhaal, Julia Roberts, Kutcher, and Kunis avoid showering daily.
Some believe it’s because of climate change fanaticism.
In fact, if you pull up The Rock’s tweet and look at the replies, you’ll find a large number of people lecturing him that it’s irresponsible to shower three times per day.
Bruh. People are suffering from wildfires, water sources are running low, some wells are even going dry, we’re all being asked to conserve. This isn’t a good look for a celeb.
— Ken Banghart (@Plenner122) August 9, 2021
That’s a lot of water and chemicals down the drain if we are still speaking for the environment
— Petra (@PresidentPetra) August 7, 2021
if you were serious about the environment, you’d be protesting the giant corporations who pollute the waters 20k times more than a person. I saw your TL,nothing there.
— philo 🗣️ (@philosopop) August 8, 2021
Moreover, Roberts admitted several years ago that she purposefully avoids showering every day because of the environment.
“Julia is a total hippie. She’ll go days without showering. She likes to save water. She’s really green,” her former security guard told the media in 2013, according to the New York Post.
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