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Emily Ratajkowski’s Underarm Hair For A Shoot Is Not Real Say Netizens. Okay, So What?

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American model and actress Emily Ratajkowski is on the cover of the September issue of Harper’s Bazaar, US. She has dedicated the spread to talking about feminism and body positivity. A standout of the feature, though, is the model’s decision to sport underarm hair in one of the shots. The move, while hailed by a lot of netizens as a huge step forward in normalising body hair, has also been called out for being “fake”.

Ratajkowski wrote, “If I decide to shave my armpits or grow them out, that’s up to me. For me, body hair is another opportunity for women to exercise their ability to choose—a choice based on how they want to feel and their associations with having or not having body hair. As a fully grown woman, I continue to be shocked by how, in 2019, we look down so much on women who like to play with what it means to be sexy”, she elaborated.

But a lot of people have called out the model for sporting an “edited” version of her underarm, making it look fuller and real. The claims have stemmed from the fact that Emily was seen without the said “hair” while out and about recently. Though there has been much love from the modelling community for the move, with models like Ashley Graham showering praise…these allegations have ruined the whole vibe.

Body hair wigs like underarm strips and merkins are a real thing. Also, the people behind the shoot have confirmed that Emily underarm hair is in fact…real. But here’s the thing, whether a woman chooses to put out a glamorous shot with an unshaved underarm or wig, it is entirely her choice. Also, even if Emily grew her underarm hair for just the shoot and later cleaned it, that is also, HER CHOICE. Nobody bats an eye when actresses use wigs to transform into movie roles or shave their eyebrows off for the same. Why does the female armpit hair generate such a negative response from people? The entire idea of the feminism is to be pro-choice about your body. So armpit hair or not, Emily should be left alone to do her own thing. Period.

The trend of sporting unshaved underarms is catching on. Here are some other women who have done it in the past, and how!


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