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The ‘Do you wash your legs in the shower’ debate has now escalated to feet

Some of y'alls are nasty...


Stacey Ritzen

Internet Culture

Posted on May 18, 2019   Updated on May 20, 2021, 12:21 pm CDT

All heck broke out last week on Twitter when a woman admitted (in a since-deleted tweet) that she doesn’t wash her legs in the shower. Naturally, this ignited a firestorm of hot takes and debates, with plenty of hygiene-shaming for good measure. The conversation then went next level when a white woman copped to only washing her face and armpits in the shower, and Black Twitter hilariously jumped into the fray.

Just when we thought the controversy had died down, people are now arguing about whether you should wash your feet in the shower. The debate began the other day when Buffalo’s local News 4 got around to covering the leg-washing story, and Wake Up anchor Katie Alexander weighed in.

“Alright, this has already sparked a lot of talk here and brought up a follow up question: Do you wash your feet?” Alexander tweeted. “I’ll admit, I don’t usually wash the bottoms of my feet because a) they’re already in all the soapy water at the bottom and b) it makes it scary slippery! Your thoughts?”

Oh, you can bet your sweet behind people had thoughts—with most people seeming to fall firmly on #TeamWashYourDamnFeet, making the issue of washing your legs in the shower seem quaint by comparison.


Yet a few brave souls were courageous enough to admit that they agreed with Katie. As she pointed out: You are standing in soapy water, after all.

And then somehow it turned into a racial issue again.

The ensuing melee eventually made Alexander regret posing the question in the first place. “Oh how I wish I had never said anything,” she tweeted. “But on principle, I don’t delete tweets. You can’t put the toothpaste back in the tube…”

Stay tuned for a Twitter debate on whether you can put toothpaste back in the tube… That’s how this website works, right?

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*First Published: May 18, 2019, 12:20 pm CDT