SHERYL CROW SPEAKS OUT AGAINST AUBURN TRADITION
Singer Sheryl Crow has expanded her recent comments regarding excessive use of toilet paper to the Auburn tradition of Rolling Toomer's Corner.
Crow suggests curbing the use of toilet paper in football celebrations.
The 45-year-old singer, who during an April tour of college campuses, "propose[d] a limitation be put on how many squares of toilet paper can be used in any one sitting," yesterday criticized Auburn students for their ritual of "toilet tissue-ing" the elms on the corner of College Street and Magnolia Avenue after home football wins, a tradition that has been going on since the early sixties.
"I am aware of the importance of this tradition at Auburn, yet I would be doing myself an injustice letting this continue without speaking out," wrote the Grammy-winning artist on her website.
"Last April I asked that people use 'only one square per restroom visit, except, of course, on those pesky occasions when two to three could be required.' These statements were widely lampooned, yet excessive TP use is no laughing matter. And nowhere is the waste more unnecessary than in the celebrations after Auburn wins when students launch hundreds of rolls of two-ply into the trees to whiteout the square. How can I ask Americans to make such a sacrifice when this wasteful gesture goes on unmentioned?"
Whiteouts in the square have gone on since 1962.
Crow had some suggestions as to how the students might take her advice yet still maintain their tradition. "Perhaps you could take single squares and glue them to solitary leaves. That could be pretty. Or maybe you could make toilet paper airplanes out of squares and fly them into trees."
Crow also chastised kids who dressed up as mummies for Halloween.