Canadian actress Rachel McAdams has made headlines once again, this time for baring her unshaven armpits in the latest issue of "Bustle" magazine. The 44-year-old actress, who is no stranger to pushing boundaries, aimed to inspire women to embrace their natural appearance and reject societal norms.
In an interview with the magazine, McAdams stated, "This is my body and I think it's very important to show the world what we think." She also requested that the photographs be photoshopped as little as possible, further emphasizing her message of body positivity.
Reactions on Social Media
As expected, McAdams' bold statement received a mixed response on social media, with some users expressing support while others criticized the actress.
One man stated, "Not sure who exactly really wants pit hair. It's kinda worthless," while another tweeted, "That's just nasty." However, McAdams also received a significant amount of support from social media users, with one person writing, "I wish more celebs would be this comfortable in their bodies." Another sarcastic user commented, "Oh no...
Someone has hair, where hair f**king grows - the horror."
Defending Natural Beauty
This is not the first time McAdams has made a statement about embracing natural beauty. In 2018, she posed while wearing breast pumps with the same goal of encouraging women to be proud of their bodies.
In an interview with the outlet, McAdams shared, "I've had two children, this is my body, and I think that's so important to reflect back to the world. It’s OK to look your best and work at it and be healthy, but that’s different for everyone." McAdams' armpit hair statement is a reminder that beauty standards are subjective and that it's okay to embrace one's natural appearance.
As one supportive tweeter put it, "If you're genuinely pissed off about Rachel McAdams showing her armpit hair in her most recent shoot, you should crawl back under the cold rock from which you came from."