Ashton Kutcher laments lack of diaper-changing tables in men’s rooms
Perhaps Ashton Kutcher is looking to enact a disruptive change in men’s restrooms.
The “Two and a Half Men” star with stakes in several disruptive tech ventures took to Facebook to lament the lack of changing tables in men’s public restrooms.
“There are NEVER diaper changing stations in mens public restrooms,” he wrote on Sunday, adding, “The first public men’s room that I go into that has one gets a free shout out on my FB page! #BeTheChange”
Incidentally, there aren’t enough changing tables in women’s restrooms either, though they definitely boast more than men’s rooms do. (There’s actually legislative history in California on this topic. You can read more about that here and here.)
The responses to Kutcher’s post have varied from disparaging his First World problems to solidarity among single dads — or dads who happen to be on diaper duty — who also take to Facebook to share their woes.
The 37-year-old, who’s been romantically linked to his “That ‘70s Show” costar Mila Kunis since 2012, welcomed their daughter Wyatt Isabelle last fall and seems to be advocating on behalf of dads who can’t fulfill their basic parenting duties in public restrooms.
Kunis gushed to Ellen DeGeneres in February about how seriously Kutcher takes his new responsibilities, from changing the diapers to his impressive swaddling skills.
“He’s an amazing dad,” the “Jupiter Ascending” star said. “I wouldn’t have done this all by myself. He is 100% present.”
“His whole thing is changing diapers,” she added. “The second she was born, he changed the first diaper and has changed multiple diapers ever since. If he’s home, he changes the diaper. He became a master swaddler. Like he can swaddle anyone’s baby. If your baby needs to be swaddled, he will do it. He is a pro!”
Kutcher and Kunis, who may or may not already be married, have repeatedly said that they don’t have a nanny to help take care of Wyatt and are committed to raising their daughter themselves during her early stages.
“We just want to know our kid,” Kutcher told Ellen DeGeneres in December. “We want to be the people that know what to do when the baby’s crying to make the baby not cry anymore. ... We want to be emotionally in touch with her, and I think the only way you can do that is by being the one who’s there.”
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