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Julia Roberts' Famous Armpit 'Feminist Statement' Was Actually A Fashion Faux Pas

Date November 7, 2018 09:34

It turns out that one of the most famous feminist statements of the '90s was a miscalculated fashion moment that Julia Roberts completely did not intend.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The armpit seen around the world

In 1999, at the premiere of Notting Hill, Roberts was photographed with a hairy armpit while walking the red carpet in a short-sleeved sequined gown.

The viral pre-social-media picture of the actress, revealing her hairy armpits when she waved to a fan, was seen around the world and hailed for pioneering the trend of women boycotting shaving cream and waxing in favor of letting their armpit hair go au naturel. #gonatural!

It was all just a mistake, really

But Roberts says it was all just an honest mistake. The screen goddess — whose new series, Homecoming, is very quickly becoming a fan favorite — sat down with actress Busy Phillips for her candid and funny talk show on E!, Busy Tonight.

Phillips got her to open up about the famous armpit moment. The talk show host said that, as a young girl, she'd seen it as a cool, punk-rock feminist statement.

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But Roberts says she really didn't calculate her sleeve length or the wave — and how those two things would go together to reveal personal things about her. But, more importantly, she added:

It's just part of the statement I make as a human on the planet, for myself.

To shave or not to shave?

Well, isn't this what feminism is about though: living your truth? But we get the point. 31-year-old Julia Roberts wasn't down with shaving.

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However, if you prefer to shave, here are some quick tips that can help you do so painlessly:

  1. You can use a good old-fashioned razor. Shaving cream is a must-have for this.
  2. Tweezers. Although a little painful, this method makes the hair take longer to grow back.
  3. Tumeric powder mixed with rosewater. The result is not immediate, but over time, it will reduce your hair density.

Alternatively, you could be just like Julia Roberts circa 1999 and embrace the hairy pit. What do you think?

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