People.com Entertainment Movies Ashton Kutcher Endures 'Take a Shower' Chants During Live ESPN Appearance in Iowa "Take a shower!" chanted the crowd at Jack Trice Stadium in Iowa as Ashton Kutcher arrived via jet for an appearance on ESPN's College GameDay By Glenn Garner Glenn Garner Instagram Twitter Glenn Garner is a Writer/Reporter who works heavily with PEOPLE's Movies and TV verticals. Since graduating from Northern Arizona University with a dual major in journalism and photography, he got his professional start at OUT Magazine, The Advocate and Teen Vogue, and he's since consistently kept his finger on the pulse of the LGBTQ community. His first book The Guncle Guide was released in 2020 and was featured on Katie Couric's list of 100 recommended books of the year. People Editorial Guidelines Published on September 11, 2021 05:31 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: gifdsports/Twitter Ashton Kutcher is bringing sports fans together for a common cause. The actor, 43, appeared as the guest picker on ESPN's College GameDay in Ames, Iowa, on Saturday, during which he was met with crowds chanting "take a shower" after he and wife Mila Kunis sparked a comical debate over how frequently humans should bathe. He was immediately drowned out by the pro-hygiene chorus as he stepped off his jet at Jack Trice Stadium in Iowa, where he weighed in on his alma mater, the University of Iowa, ahead of their Saturday game against Iowa State. The chants continued as Kutcher took his seat at the pre-game panel, but he managed to keep his composure throughout the broadcast. The famous University of Iowa alum picked the Hawkeyes, who were a slight underdog, to upset the Cyclones in the heated rivalry. Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher Jokingly Show Bath Time with Kids After Igniting Celeb Bathing Debate Kutcher and Kunis, 38, revealed in July that they don't necessarily bathe their children each and everyday. "Now, here's the thing: If you can see the dirt on them, clean them. Otherwise, there's no point," he joked on the Armchair Expert podcast. "I didn't have hot water growing up as a child, so I didn't shower much anyway," Kunis added. "But when I had children, I also didn't wash them every day. I wasn't that parent that bathed my newborns — ever." As for his own bathing habits, Kutcher said he tends to "throw some water on my face" after working out, but doesn't feel pressured to wash his whole body every day. "I wash my armpits and my crotch daily, and nothing else ever," he said in jest. "I got a bar of Lever 2000 that delivers every time. Nothing else." The discourse has since grown across social media, with a number of celebrities weighing in, including Dwayne Johnson, Cardi B, Drew Barrymore, Rihanna, Jake Gyllenhaal, Terry Crews, Chris Evans, and Jason Momoa, to name a few. Kutcher poked fun at the whole situation last month, posting a hilarious video of himself and Kunis during bath-time for their kids — daughter Wyatt Isabelle, 6½, and son Dimitri Portwood, 4½. "You're putting water on the children?! Are you trying to melt them?!" Kutcher shouted in the clip. Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty "This is ridiculous! What's going on?" he continued, as Kunis explained through laughs that she was bathing the kids. "That's like the fourth time this week!" A study from Harvard Health Publishing finds that daily bathing is unnecessary. In addition to leaving skin dry and irritated, frequent bathing can cause infections and kill off "normal bacteria." RELATED VIDEO: Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher Say They Only Bathe Their Kids When 'You Can See the Dirt on Them' Additionally, stimulation by dirt, microorganisms, and other environmental factors create protective antibodies and "immune memory," which is why pediatricians and dermatologists advise against daily bathing for kids. "While there is no ideal frequency, experts suggest that showering several times per week is plenty for most people (unless you are grimy, sweaty, or have other reasons to shower more often)," the study concludes. "Short showers (lasting three or four minutes) with a focus on the armpits and groin may suffice."