Kelly Clarkson Reveals Her “Gross” Shower Habits Stirring Heated Debate

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Renowned singer and daytime talk show host Kelly Clarkson recently stirred a flurry of reactions with her candid revelation regarding her showering habits. During an engaging interview with Kenan Thompson, the well-known “Saturday Night Live” comedian, Clarkson shared an admission that has now become a subject of animated discussion among both fans and the general public.

The unfiltered conversation on shower habits with Kenan Thompson

In the December 6 episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show, host Kelly Clarkson had a frank conversation with guest Kenan Thompson about a specific ’shower advice’ segment featured in Thompson’s book.

A clip from the episode circulating on YouTube captured Thompson discussing the common practice of ’brushing your teeth in the shower.’ Thompson shared that she’s super busy, and this multitasking technique really helps her manage her time. Clarkson swiftly interjected, clarifying her stance on the matter: “Here’s the thing, I don’t regularly brush my teeth in the shower. I just, I do if I’m in a hurry. Now, I do happen to be in a hurry often... That’s where I’m at. That’s my choice.”

Thompson vehemently objected to the idea of brushing teeth in the shower, deeming it ’gross.’ His disapproval didn’t end there. He continued, stating, “I don’t do that. And I think it’s like when people talk about washing your legs in the shower — you’ve got to do it all the way, right? Don’t just forget about your ankles.”

Discussing shower etiquette

Clarkson’s candid disclosure about occasionally brushing her teeth in the shower initiated an intriguing conversation. Her unreserved approach to discussing daily routines resonated with audiences, highlighting her relatable perspective despite her celebrity status.

In addition to her shower habits, Clarkson openly addressed another aspect of her routine that often sparks debate — peeing in the shower. The ongoing discussion about whether it’s acceptable to pee in the shower has been a contentious topic, and Clarkson’s confession on her show has only intensified the global conversation. Casually admitting to this time-saving habit in her busy morning routine, she sparked discussions worldwide. “You can’t help it,” chuckled the 41-year-old singer. “The hot water hits your body...I gotta go. I feel productive.”

Then Kenan Thompson joined the conversation during his appearance on the show, and things got more interesting. He didn’t flat-out criticize the act, but he jokingly confessed to feeling a bit embarrassed about occasionally doing it himself. His light-hearted take brought a different angle to the discussion, mixing humor with a hint of what society expects and personal feelings.

“I’m not against it, but when I do it, I always feel so ashamed. I would lie if I said I had never done it, but I try not to,” the comedian shared with a chuckle.

The admission left fans divided

Differing opinions emerged regarding Kelly Clarkson’s shower habits, as not everyone was willing to approach the matter with the same lightheartedness. After the episode aired, viewers and fans of the talk show inundated the comments section of the YouTube clip, sharing their diverse viewpoints. The debate proved polarizing, with some viewers finding the idea of peeing in a shower, a place traditionally associated with cleanliness, hard to accept, while others wholeheartedly supported Clarkson’s approach.

Among the comments, one fan expressed admiration for Clarkson’s sincerity, noting, “I love it Kelly has absolutely no filter. She always finds a way to make us weirdos feel comfortable, and I think that’s a huge part of her success is just completely lacking a filter.” Another added, “The peeing in the shower thing, I actually feel the same way. Oftentimes, I try not to do it, but if I am going to do it, I aim for the drain at a close distance.”

On the flip side, there were less approving opinions. “Both are gross,” commented one viewer, expressing clear disapproval of both urinating in the shower and brushing teeth there. “Yuk, pee in the shower,” echoed another user’s sentiment.

Is it a safe practice to pee in the shower?

The persistent belief that urine is sterile has led many to assume that peeing in the shower poses no harm. However, recent findings debunk this myth, indicating that urine contains bacteria similar to those found in various body parts.

While urine isn’t as pure as some might think, it rarely poses a health risk if you occasionally choose the shower drain over the toilet. It’s pretty unlikely that your own urine could lead to an infection, even if the bacteria from it entered your body through a cut or another type of wound on your legs or feet.

However, from a politeness perspective, it’s probably better to avoid peeing in the shower if you share it with others or use a public shower. This is especially true unless everyone who uses the shower is okay with it, and there’s no risk of spreading a contagious infection.

In our other article, we discussed the star of the Barbie movie, who surprised many by admitting that she might go without showering for days at a time.


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