Prior to Wednesday, it had been four years since Taylor Swift appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and now we might know why. The two got into a discussion about hygiene habits — something one always wants to discuss in front of millions — when Ellen asked the game-changing question: “Do you wash your legs in the shower?” And let’s just say Swift’s response was polarizing, at best.
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Well, firstly, depending on the person, you either took that as “Taylor Swift doesn’t wash her legs in the shower” or “Taylor Swift shaves her legs every day.” We thought the latter and wondered, who the heck has the time to shave their legs every freakin’ day? Ellen, on the other hand, had an issue with the actual cleaning of the stems and posted a poll to get to the bottom of this.
Do you wash your legs in the shower??? https://t.co/ROBQ9ICgbo
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) May 15, 2019
Technically, though, let’s give credit where credit is due. Ellen’s question to Taylor was clearly inspired by a debate that arose earlier this week, thanks to an innocent Twitter poll from user Conor Arpwel that went viral.
Do you wash your legs when you take a shower?
— Conor Arpwel (@Arpwel) May 9, 2019
For the most part, at least according to those on Twitter, shaving and washing are not the same thing.
Taylor Swift said “shaving cream is basically soap” so as long as she shaves her legs, she doesn’t need to wash them in the shower pic.twitter.com/jAXoONogSr
— Not Ariana (@__arixnnec) May 15, 2019
Taylor Swift deadass said that she washes her legs in the shower because she uses shaving cream and that’s kind of like soap pic.twitter.com/i1130PYi3Q
— Nancy Ramos (@NancySpanelli) May 15, 2019
Taylor Swift said on Ellen that she doesn’t wash her legs.
Taylor: “I do bc when you shave your legs, the shaving cream is like soap right?”
Ellen: It is
WHAT?!? …even their millionaires MY GOD pic.twitter.com/NJ4V5yuH8p
— Candis R McLean (@CandisRMcLean) May 15, 2019
Others, however, don’t get the whole daily leg-washing business.
You’re suppose to wash your legs¿?
— mykchicken 🤠 (@glambymykaila) May 16, 2019
I don’t. The soap runs down from the rest of my body.
My skin is dry enough without stripping it further.
Now. If we could just get over telling grown folks how to bath…
— I Kneel With Kaepernick and I’m a Veteran (@bsbfankaren) May 16, 2019
Honestly often just my thighs, knees and my feet…lol my shins only touch my pants and things I didn’t know i was about to walk into
— Sammie (@OhhSammiee) May 15, 2019
But all you have to do is take a look at both Twitter polls and the leg-washers have it (Arpwel’s poll currently sits at 80 per cent of people washing their legs, while Ellen’s says that 75 per cent wash always, 16 per cent wash sometimes, and 9 per cent never do). Which begs the question: Do YOU wash your legs in the shower?