It’s Christmas time and thus LOVE magazine releases its progressive feminist fashion advent calendar, starring the likes of Emily Ratajkowski, Rita Ora, Slick Woods and Bella Hadid.
The elder of the Hadid sisters, Gigi, of course, has made an appearance too, shot by Phil Poynter in a ‘Headmaster Grand style’ video.
Despite being widely regarded as one of the most beautiful women in the world, Gigi has still received abuse online for her appearance, and apparently, no one is safe from trolls.
In a couple of shots for the video, Gigi is seen lifting up her arms revealing dark underarm hair, which has sparked a debate among many of her online fans.
Does she have hair in her armpits?
while another fan defended her, writing:
YES GIGI YES!
Another viewer insisted they had been ‘distracted’ by the look, commenting:
Her armpit hair was too distracting for me to watch the video. That should have been shaved. This magazine should have known this before shooting and releasing this video. Just not a clean look!’However, one fan rallied against the criticism, insisting they were all ‘missing the point.
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.’
Watch the video here:
Gigi herself shared a statement as the video was released, writing:
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 beauty – who walked in Victoria’s Secret show last year – has previously discussed her grooming routine for the very revealing catwalk show.
I didn’t get a Brazilian. I know that the girls who get the body paint do, but I didn’t do body paint, so it wasn’t too hard.