Naya Rivera Says Showering Daily Is A ‘White People Thing’
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"Glee" star Naya Rivera shared some of her personal hygiene habits while guest-hosting "The View" Tuesday. After co-host Nicolle Wallace revealed that she showers three times a day (before and after the show, and once more before bed), Rivera chimed in with an, um, interesting theory.
"I think that white people shower a lot more than ethnic," said Rivera to a shocked Wallace. "I feel like showering more than once a day or every day is such a white people thing."
This prompted an African-American woman in the audience to respond strongly that she is a "frequent showerer". Rivera then went on to say, "My mom is half black, half Puerto Rican. She showers every day, so I can say this. But I'm now married to a white man," referring to husband Ryan Dorsey. "And he showers a lot, like two, three times a day. I'm like, 'What are you doing?'"
She continued, "So the study says, a dermatologist says you are only supposed to shower once or twice every three days, so I'm right on the mark."
After a firestorm of criticism on Twitter, Rivera apologized when she returned to the show Wednesday, saying, "I had an opinion on it that was supposed to be a joke. Apparently it didn't go over so well."
She added, "It was supposed to be a joke but I apologize if anyone was offended. However, I'm very excited that it sparked a big conversation about how many times you should shower."