This Reporter Asked If People Washed Their Feet And Black People Responded Accordingly
"Do you wash your feet? I'll admit, I don't usually wash the bottoms of my feet," she wrote before the Black Twitter Delegation united.
Days after Taylor Swift sparked a conversation about unwashed legs, Twitter let a reporter have it for admitting she doesn't wash her feet.
It all started with the Ellen DeGeneres show, as Buzzfeed reports. On May 15, Taylor Swift appeared as a guest and revealed that she always shaves her legs which therefore constitutes as washing them. When Ellen pressed about whether or not she washes her legs, she said that she "always shaves her legs." Therefore, they're always washed.
"The shaving cream is like soap," she explained.
No, ma'am, it is not! As Cosmopolitan reports, Twitter and the rest of the internet had a meltdown for two days in a debate about the event.
So i saw that whole thing about Taylor Swift not washing her legs. I asked my coworker (who’s white) if she washes her legs. She said she only washes her thighs.— M. (@_whosthatgirl__) May 15, 2019
How the fuck are your legs getting so dirty you need to regularly wash them with soap and water? Daily showers are for areas that produce a lot of sweat-armpits, crotch, ass. You don't need to scrub yourself head to toe. It's a waste of time and it's bad for your skin. https://t.co/YbaXfaGbLw— protect ya neck (@GLobbyist) May 10, 2019
I thought it was just your legs you lot didn’t wash but now you’re telling me it’s only your upper extremities oonu bloodclat clean? and yuh no feel no way fi come pon beyoncé’s pussyclat internet and mek people no say you no wash yuh crotches since john was a bwoy? a way de ras https://t.co/ccHoWc2wna— GIFLord Cruella De Bludclart-Ville (@DanielleDASH) May 10, 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
Ultimately, this led to an exploration of other parts of the body and the latest has sent the Black Delegation into a frenzy: washed feet.
Katie Alexander, a reporter for WIVB-TV Buffalo, retweeted her news team's post about the legs dilemma with a question of her own. "Alright, this has already sparked a lot of talk here and brought up a follow-up question: Do you wash your feet?" she posed. "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 & b) it makes it scary slippery! Your thoughts?"
Alright, this has already sparked a lot of talk here and brought up a follow up question: Do you wash your feet? 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 & b) it makes it scary slippery! Your thoughts? https://t.co/CTAlAyjslD— Katie Alexander (@KatieNews4) May 16, 2019
It's very possible that Katie received more feedback than she had anticipated once the Black Twitter congregation got a hold of it. From the jokes to the sheer audacity, there is no turning back now.
Y'all don't wash your legs or feet!? What do y'all wash? pic.twitter.com/IEtnzA89Vk— Safa (@SafaBrown) May 16, 2019
The soapy water that came off your dirty body ??? pic.twitter.com/pN9R6LY7Hg— Shy (@smalltime_hero) May 16, 2019
Listen if you don’t wash your feet and or legs. Start today!!! Don’t tell no one else you have not done so. Why is this even a discussion? Lol— Snacks (@TheSnacksShow) May 16, 2019
You don’t wash your legs or feet. You don’t moisturise.— Kelechi Okafor (@kelechnekoff) May 10, 2019
Now I understand why Britain is in this state.
How you people colonised the entire world remains a mystery wash your feet for fucks sake https://t.co/TwtdWfi1ca— No One (@judeinlondon2) May 16, 2019
Your feet are the closest thing to the nasty ass ground. Especially in warm months. Wash them. https://t.co/POCruFEwE2— Defunct AAF Commish (@theNFLchick) May 16, 2019
So y’all don’t wash your legs....NOW YALL DONT WASH YOUR FEET. I know somebody lying.— Henny B Jones (@Bomb_No_Shell) May 16, 2019
Y’all swim in pools instead of taking baths.— Astasia Williams (@AstasiaWill) May 16, 2019
Y’all don’t wash your legs.
Y’all don’t wash the bottom of your feet.
Y’all don’t wash your chicken. pic.twitter.com/WvpbafJnuc
The roast was serious. Luckily, Katie was lighthearted about it. She responded to one tweet and said that though she wished she never let the foot out the dirty sock, she will remain strong.
"Oh how I wish I had never said anything!" she wrote. "But on principle, I don’t delete tweets. You can’t put the toothpaste back in the tube..."
Oh how I wish I had never said anything! But on principle, I don’t delete tweets. You can’t put the toothpaste back in the tube...— Katie Alexander (@KatieNews4) May 16, 2019
You cannot put the toothpaste back in the tube but you certainly can use it for an extra scrubbing... Here's to a lesson learned, Katie!