Ashton Kutcher & Mila Kunis Address Backlash They’ve Received For Saying They Don’t Bathe Kids Unless They “See Dirt On Them”
No doubt about it, Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are pretty busy people. In addition to both having Hollywood-status acing careers, the two are also taking care of their two children, Dimitri, who’s 4, and Wyatt, who’s 6. They feed them, play with them, take them places…it’s no wonder that bathing them gets put on the back burner sometimes.
In fact, the couple recently made headlines when they said they don’t bathe their kids unless they “see dirt on them.” No one could believe it. Really, you wait until they’re physically dirty to put them in the tub?
“When I had [newborn] children, I also didn’t wash them every day,” Kunis said when sitting down with Dax Shepard for an episode of his “Armchair Expert” podcast last month. “I wasn’t the parent that bathed my newborns—ever.”
“Now, here’s the thing: If you can see the dirt on them, clean them. Otherwise, there’s no point,” Kutcher added.
If you’re a parent, you probably get it. Why draw the bath, get the kid in it, get splashed around, all if they don’t really need the bath in the first place? Where’s the harm in waiting until they truly need it?
The two also admitted that they don’t have the best past with showering either (or lack thereof). Kunis disclosed that she “didn’t shower much anyway” as a child, since she didn’t always have hot water in her house as she grew up with less money than the average family.
Additionally, Ashton says that he does wash his “armpits and crotch daily and nothing else ever.”
The Internet, of course, went off on the two, criticizing them for the lack of baths they give themselves and their kids.
“I find it shocking that I bathe more than Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis,” someone said on Twitter.
“The way Ashton and Mila could’ve kept the bathing comments to themselves,” someone else stated on their social media.
They two finally responded to the criticisms—and in the best way. Kutner posted a video of his wife bathing their two kids. But it didn’t just show her washing them clean to prove their point—they had to poke some fun at the situation.
“You’re putting water on the children?! Are you trying to melt them?!” Kutcher sarcastically shouts at Mila. “Are you trying to injure them with water?!”
Watch the whole video below and find out how it hilariously ended! Kunis couldn’t stop laughing, and neither can we.
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Are you team having a bath every day or waiting until the kids smell to give them one? What do you think of how Ashton and Mila addressed the situation?