It looks like people love to criticize. Maybe it’s in our nature. Supermodel Gigi Hadid appeared in a video for LOVE magazine, for their annual video-series advent calendar that this year is all about strong women. In the video, the 22-year-old model looks amazing, strong and performs a series of moves, from boxing to stretching. However, what was more important to a lot of people on the Internet was her body hair.
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Or to be more precise, her armpit hair. Looks like not even famous people are safe from trolls.
The California-born model in the video directed by Phil Poynter, wears wet-look hair, smoky eyes, and a red two-piece.
The liberating, progressive fashion magazine posted the video on their Instagram page.
Apparently, her underarm hair has been a distraction for viewers. One viewer commented:
“Her armpit hair was too distracting for me to watch the video. That should of been shaved. This magazine should of sic known this before shooting and releasing this video. Just not a clean look!”
And some people were even disgusted writing simply, ‘ew’.
It might come as a shock but women, including supermodels such as Gigi, have armpit hair.
However, a lot of people thought that it’s amazing that someone of her profile is challenging stigmas about female body hair. Women spend so much time and money on shaving and shaving products, all because of constructed beauty standards.
One person who seems to understand things wrote:
“For all of you women commenting rude words and hating on this: You are missing the main point of this campaign. While you’re thinking ‘shame on Gigi for not shaving her armpits and letting me see them on Instagram (omg I won’t sleep tonite)’ you should really feel ashamed of yourself for showing us yet again that unity and unconditional love and support between each other is far from happening until there are these social boundaries that really exist nowhere but in your minds.”
And even the Victoria Secret model shared a statement. She wrote:
” I love seeing everyone else’s videos. It’s celebratory of epic human beings and always pushes boundaries. The fashion circle is a family, so the Love Advent kind of feels like a Holiday Year Book in a way.”
The TV presenter Piers Morgan said that Emily Ratajkowskivery saucy set of images for the calendar didn’t constitute feminism. The model tweeted Piers, who believes he is a feminist, saying that “telling women what to do with their bodies & sexuality is actually just classic sexism”
This is not the first time Piers had something against Emily Ratajkowski. After the Golden Globes, he tweeted a photo of the model captioning it. “Here’s @emrata deliberately flashing her knickers on #globes red carpet. Another triumph for feminist empowerment!”
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) January 9, 2017
The British journalist tweet is an insult to the very idea of ‘female empowerment’
— Emily Ratajkowski (@emrata) July 7, 2016
He once even asked the model if she needed some clothes, and offered to buy her some.
The way he is judging Emily Ratajkowski speaks only about the kind of the person he is.
We should stop criticising women about not shaving their bodies or armpits. Even, the daughter of the King of Pop, Paris, has received some hate about not shaving her legs. It’s time for all of this to stop.
So the 19-year-old shared some truths on Instagram:
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