Hugh Jackman was slammed online by fans after failing to shut off his faucet while sharing a tutorial on proper hand-washing techniques.
The Australian actor first shared a video of himself gleefully scrubbing up in his gorgeous marble bathroom while dancing around to Doja Cat’s “Say So” over the weekend.
The since-deleted clip was meant to promote awareness of personal hygiene amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Hugh Jackman dancing while washing his hands has made my day😆♥️ pic.twitter.com/UxAz51UdGZ
— Trudy ♡ (@CircusQueen68) March 14, 2020
But fans quickly noticed and pointed out that Jackman failed to shut off his faucet for the duration of the 35-second PSA and called him out for wasting water.
Following the apparent backlash, Jackman took to Instagram with an eco-friendly “take two,” where he apologized for his lapse in judgment.
“Thank you, everyone, for picking me up on my mistake yesterday, which was to wash my hands and leave the water running the whole time,” the chagrined “X-Men” star admitted. “That was not good, I wasn’t thinking.”
Jackman then demonstrated a proper hand-washing technique again, with one added piece of advice.
“Wash your hands,” he advised. “But don’t keep the tap running.”
A post shared by Hugh Jackman (@thehughjackman) on Mar 14, 2020 at 6:43pm PDT
The CDC has designated hand-washing as one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from sickness.
The organization recommends washing your hands often with soap and clean, running water for a duration of 20 seconds — approximately the amount of time it takes to sing “Happy Birthday” twice.
If you’ve absolutely had it with “Happy Birthday” at this point …. the choruses to Beyonce’s “Love On Top” and Dolly Parton’s “Jolene” work as well.
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