Rolling Stone dropped their cover for The Hot Issue, set to hit newsstands on July 2. The cover photo, shared on Instagram, shows Halsey wearing a sporty white top with natural brunette curls, tanned skin, and arms raised with her hands behind her head. Also very visible: armpit stubble.
Au natural, the singer looks stunning. (Halsey liked the snap too, and she shared it to her own Instagram.) But, what really set the internet on fire was the body hair on her armpits. And for the most part, fans and celebrities are shouting her praises for the unedited look.
Comments came rolling in: "I loooove the fact that they didn't edit the armpits like most magazines would do. Women are not little babies who don't have body hair."
Another fan shared a tip for society at large: "Waaaaaaaaaaaaay too much attention is given to who shaves what when. As a society we need to get over it. Beautiful woman. Beautiful photo."
As one commenter noted, there were people who weren't quite as stoked about the photo. "I love the armpit hair so much. Disappointed by the people in the comments telling her to shave or 'letting her know' it's there. She knows it's there, her photographers do too. Conscious liberation xx"
Singer Demi Lovato added her two cents, as well. "There [is] so much yes about this picture idk where to start," she wrote. Singer Zara Larsson also chimed in on Twitter. ""I loooove the fact that they didn't edit the armpits like most magazines would do," she wrote. Women are not little babies who don't have body hair."
Halsey's definitely not the first woman to embrace body hair for a big photo shoot. In fact, last October fitness instructor Bethany C. Meyers graced the pages of Women's Health with unshaven pits. They shared a photo to Instagram of the story with the caption: "Not only did Women’s Health choose a photo that highlights my armpit hair and tattoos, they also respected my request to be referred to in they/them pronouns 🙌."
Grooming is a very personal choice, and every woman, Bethany and Halsey included should rock whatever look makes them feel beautiful. You do you.
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This article originally appeared on Women's Health US