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It was the unexpected talking point of the evening: armpit hair. 

In 2017, Lola Kirke rocked up to the red carpet with unshaven pits. 

Surprisingly, it was one of the "major" events of the night.

Quelle horreur! 

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The 27-year-old actress accessorised her gorgeous strapless gown with simple jewellery, and unshaven underarms, and people really noticed.

The question is, why on earth was this front page news?

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Let's face facts: women have armpit hair (shocking, I know), and if they want to share it with the world… who are we to judge?

In short, if a woman chooses not to shave her armpits… why do we care?

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We have been led to believe that in order to be considered beautiful, a woman must be pristine and totally hair free (legs, armpits and everything inbetween). 

Well, I am here to tell you that that is not, and SHOULD NOT, be the case. 

Let us rewind, say 50 years or so ago, to a time where the beautiful Sophia Loren was one of the most exceptional models in the world. 

Sophia was glamorous, beautiful and successful… and had lovely fluffy armpits. 

Nobody cared back then, and nobody should care now. 

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My point here is that beauty comes in many different forms, and the pressure to look a certain way has started taking away from this fact.

I personally choose to shave my armpits (incase anyone was wondering), and that is fine, but this whole thing has me really wondering why. 

I shave my armpits because I have been led to believe that this will make me more beautiful… sad but true. 

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Lola Kirke's "no f**ks given" approach to the Golden Globes red carpet is something to be respected, as it reminds us that not everyone has to look perfectly polished all the time.

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There are certain beauty demands that females are expected to adhere to, and that just is not fair. 

Ladies, grow your hair or don't… either way you are, and always will be, truly beautiful. 

Rant over. 



She wasn't the first one to do it, and she certainly won't be the last, but Lola Kirke's decision not to shave her armpits ahead of the Golden Globes has attracted a worrying amount of coverage among the press and public.

And while many have celebrated Lola's decision, it seems a certain section of society believe an unshaven female armpit warrants a death threat.

In a post which stunned fans and followers this week, the actress took to Instagram to address the 'controversy', and made reference to the negative backlash she had received in the wake of her red carept walk.

Sharing a photo of herself on the night Lola wrote: "Ok, Now I'm really ready. Thanks to all you beautiful people that didn't send me death threats on account of my awesome hairy armpits."

Refusing to dwell on the drama which followed her appearance, the Mozart in the Jungle actress decided, instead, to pay tribute to the individuals who helped her prep for the big night.

"And thank you @susanwinget for always making me feel cool and @reginaharris for my make up, @blakeerik for my hair and @andrewgn for my kickass dress!" she wrote.

Stunned by the star's admission, fans and followers wasted no time expressing their disbelief over her revelation.


Red carpet ready!

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"Why are ppl so amazed by this like wow hairy pits? I'm inspired," wrote one while another remarked: "Beautiful human!!! Thanks for trying to change this patriarchal society!"

"As Kelly Le Brock said in those old commercials, "Don't hate me because I'm beautiful." Glad you're refusing to be shamed by the demented and confused," added another.

Unfortunately, not everyone was on the same page, with one Instagram user writing; " So flashing disgusting armpit hair is somehow gona change womens rights or equality or whatever, find other ways , not this bullsh*t."

Can't school everyone.

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