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5 great moments from Hollywood's green wannabes

By: Shea Gunther on Dec. 25, 2009, 10 a.m.
Sheryl Crow uses only one piece of TP per visit

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Sheryl Crow

Rock star Sheryl Crow stepped in a big pile of PR mess when she told students at George Washington University that we should be restricted on the amount of toilet paper we use per sitting. Her quote was: "Although my ideas are in the earliest stages of development, they are, in my mind, worth investigating. One of my favorites is in the area of forest conservation which we heavily rely on for oxygen. I propose a limitation be put on how many squares of toilet paper can be used in any one sitting. Now, I don't want to rob any law-abiding American of his or her God-given rights, but I think we are an industrious enough people that we can make it work with only one square per restroom visit, except, of course, on those pesky occasions where two to three could be required." The press went nuts. Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck pounced on her statement as proof that lefty liberals want to take away your freedom to wipe your backside with as much paper as you want. Crow later back-pedaled, saying it was a joke to get people's attention. (I think her comments probably helped cement the idea that environmentalists are wacked out of their minds.)