Jake Gyllenhaal and Dwayne Johnson are the latest celebs to weigh in on how often to bathe.
Following Kristen Bell and husband Dax Shepard and Mila Kunis and Aston Kutcher’s revelations that bathing their kids every day is unnecessary, the “Nightcrawler” actor, 40, is weighing in on the hot topic.
The self-proclaimed SoulCycle enthusiast chatted with Vanity Fair while promoting Prada’s Luna Rossa Ocean fragrance and admitted post-workout showers aren’t “necessary”.
“More and more I find bathing to be less necessary, at times,” Gyllenhaal said.
Adding, “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.”
The actor also said he is always “baffled that loofahs come from nature” because they “feel like they’ve been made in a factory but, in fact, it’s just not true.”
Johnson shared his thoughts via Twitter saying he is in the opposite camp.
“I’m the opposite of a ‘not washing themselves’ celeb,” he tweeted before sharing his shower routine.
“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,” Johnson added.
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
Johnson’s statement got a lot of attention, including that of comic Gianmarco Soresi who said, “This is…weirder than not showering?”
After being “dragged” for his comment, Johnson replied to him, explaining, “Nothing weird about this, my friend. I workout twice a day and then I go to work for 12+ hours. I shower 3xs. Easy to understand.”
Nothing weird about this, my friend.
I workout twice a day and then I go to work for 12+ hours.
I shower 3xs.
Easy to understand.
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) August 8, 2021
Gyllenhaal and Johnson’s comments come just weeks after Shepard admitted, “You should not be getting rid of all the natural oil on your skin with a bar of soap every day,” on a recent episode of his “Armchair Expert” podcast. “It’s insane.”
Shepard’s guests Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher agreed with Kunis adding, “I don’t wash my body with soap every day… But I wash pits and tits and holes and soles.” And for Kutcher, “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.”
The same goes for Shepard and Bell’s kids Lincoln, 8, and Delta, 6, and Kunis and Kutcher’s little ones, Wyatt, 6, and Dimitri, 4. “Here’s the thing—if you can see the dirt on ’em, clean ’em,” Kutcher said.
Following Gyllenhaal’s comments, Twitter erupted with hilarious reaction:
@ jake gyllenhaal and other musty ass celebrities take notes pic.twitter.com/NvCsN8FNVc
— joey⁷ (@cevanstar) August 6, 2021
Tom on the set of Spider-Man with jake gyllenhaal pic.twitter.com/z7P7PdduNc
— Spidey_HGB (@Holland97M) August 6, 2021
taylor swift: i am releasing a 10-minute version of my song about jake gyllennhaal
jake gyllenhaal: I'm not really into bathing
— kelsey weekman (@kelsaywhat) August 6, 2021
me if i see ashton kutcher, mila kunis, & jake gyllenhaal on the street
— j. ❦ (@bvffysfilms) August 6, 2021
tom holland after inhaling jake gyllenhaal’s odour on the spiderman set pic.twitter.com/Rbu247cVdM
— tabitha KELLY DAY (@filmmaddens) August 6, 2021
pov: you’re starring in a film with Ashton Kutcher and Jake Gyllenhaal pic.twitter.com/0Yow6PTJgT
— bec⁷ #1 Evapopper💐 (@jmnftagustd) August 6, 2021
fun fact: the gas that Mysterio omits isn't CGI, it's just Jake Gyllenhaal's rancid stench pic.twitter.com/dnrol9IN8Q
— jeremy. (@jeremylovesyall) August 6, 2021