Watch this famous actor take a "septic" #IceBucketChallenge.
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge phenomenon has swept the nation, spreading awareness of the disease to millions across social media. From Charlie Sheen’s bucket filled with $10K to Carrie Underwood’s version where she and husband Mike Fisher get dumped with gallons of ice-cold water from a tracked skid-steer bucket, it’s hard to miss the impact the hashtag sensation has created.
One problem. California — where some of those megamillionaire celebrities reside — is in a major drought, so some naysayers have their undies in a bunch about wasting water, said an article on ComicBook.com.
When Actor Michael Rooker took the ice bucket challenge he addressed the fact that Los Angeles is in a drought, but he also did a little something extra.
“We’re in a drought here in L.A., so I used ice from my septic system,” says Rooker in the video.
If you’re not familiar with the actor, Rooker has played badasses Yondu in Guardians of the Galaxy and Merle Dixon in The Walking Dead, so would you expect anything less off-the-wall from this guy?
Perhaps Rooker used the drought as an excuse to make his version more eye popping, but it’s still pretty hard-core. Take a peek:
According to an ALS Association press release, between July 29 and August 12, the group and its 38 chapters received a whopping $4 million in donations compared to $1.12 million during the same time period last year. Since July 29, the association says it has welcomed more than 70,000 new donors.
The disease received national and international attention in 1939 when Lou Gehrig delivered his famous farewell speech. There is still no cure for ALS, but great advances are being made every day for the fatal and paralyzing disease that took his life.