Over the past few weeks, it seems that an aversion to bathing has taken over the entertainment world. It's a trend that has many people turning their noses.
Jake Gyllenhaal is now the most recent notable name to admit that showering isn't always in the cards for him. While chatting with Vanity Fair, the actor was asked about his "shower ritual."
"I always am baffled that loofahs come from nature. They feel like they've been made in a factory but, in fact, it's just not true. Since I was young, it's amazed me," he said. "More and more I find bathing to be less necessary, at times. I do believe, because Elvis Costello is wonderful, that good manners and bad breath get you nowhere. So I do that. But I do also think that there's a whole world of not bathing that is also really helpful for skin maintenance, and we naturally clean ourselves."
Naturally, Jake was soon trending on Twitter amid the cleanliness comments. But, Jake is hardly the first celebrity to address being unkempt.
Last month, Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis trended after acknowledging that they rarely bathed their children, Wyatt, 6, and Dimitri, 4. They also mail it in when it comes to washing their own bodies.
"I don't wash my body with soap every day," Mila said on Dax Shepard's "Armchair Expert" podcast. Ashton added, "I wash my armpits and my crotch daily, and nothing else ever. I got a bar of Lever 2000 that just delivers every time. Nothing else."
For Mila, her bathing habits comes from her childhood. "I didn't have hot water growing up as a child, so I didn't shower very much anyway," she said. "When I had children, I also didn't wash them every day. I wasn't the parent that bathed my newborns—ever."
Ashton added, "Here's the thing—if you can see the dirt on 'em, clean 'em. Otherwise, there's no point."
Then, on Aug. 3, Dax and his wife, Kristen Bell, weighed in on soapy situation.
"We bathed our children every single night—prior to bed is like the routine," he said on "The View." "And then somehow, they just started going to sleep on their own without the routine, and by George, we had to start saying, 'Hey, when's the last time you bathed them?'"
Dax continued, "Sometimes five, six days goes along. I mean, they don't smell."
Kristen interjected, "Well, they do sometimes. I'm a big fan of waiting for the stink. Once you catch a whiff, that's biology's way of letting you know you need to clean it up. There's a red flag. Because honestly, it's just bacteria. And once you get the bacteria, you gotta be like, 'Get in the tub or the shower.' So I don't hate what they're doing. I wait for the stink."
"Washed up" now a different meaning in the entertainment world.