I’d like to offer my formal apologies to all the models around the world that I criticized for showering outdoors.
I didn’t do too much criticizing in my writings, but in conversations among friends and colleagues I often disparaged these models’ pictures of themselves showering outdoors. I assumed these photos were nothing more than a cheap ploy for attention. Who the hell would voluntarily choose to shower outdoors when there are perfectly good showers inside? It made less than zero sense to me, and yet, it was a sensation sweeping across Instagram. (SLIDESHOW: 72 Times Sara Underwood Went Topless)
Models Nina Agdal, Pia Muehlenbeck, Candice Swanepoel, Madison Edwards and Emily Ratajkowski had all joined in on the trend. It was mind-boggling to me, but I didn’t ask many questions. Their fans seemed to enjoy it, so I figured it was a successful way to gain followers. (SLIDESHOW: 30 Times Abigail Ratchford Went Topless)
Outdoor showers in heaven pic.twitter.com/glMPlVqzmG
— Emily Ratajkowski (@emrata) March 23, 2015
Well, I’m here to tell the world I was wrong, and not just wrong a little bit. No, I was entirely wrong. I have had some wrong opinions in the past, but this might be the worst one I’ve ever had.
The house I was staying at on vacation a few days ago had an outdoor shower, and I instantly made it clear I had zero intentions of ever stepping one foot inside of it. However, after some convincing arguments from my group I decided to give it a shot.
Let me just say this about the experience: I never want to shower indoors again. There is just something majestic about being in the wilderness while showering. The lingering fear that a wild animal could attack me at any moment made it so exciting.
So, ladies please accept my sincerest apologies for the harsh things I said about what is commonly referred to as “Outdoor Shower Season.”
I just assumed it was a dumb trend and I hated it. I was wrong, and I’m man enough to admit it. Props to me for recognizing this. A lesser man wouldn’t have admitted the errors of his ways.
Ladies, please accept my apology, and for the betterment of this great nation, continue this awesome trend.