The new "Wonder Woman" trailer left many people feeling excited about the upcoming movie, but some people aren't pleased with a little detail you may not have noticed — specifically, star Gal Gadot's armpits.
Fans of the Princess of the Amazons took issue with a moment in the trailer, in which Gadot raises up her arms and reveals very pale armpits, leading some people to believe that her pits were purposely digitally blurred.
The completely hairless armpits appear at the 1:47 mark:
And people were quick to point out how obvious it was that Gadot's armpits were somehow digitally messed around with.
The most CGI part of the Wonder Woman trailer is how clean her armpits are pic.twitter.com/ZuasoEVPD7
— Sarah Sosland (@imrebranding) March 13, 2017
Others wondered whether the fictional superheroine would even know about shaving her armpits, as she comes from a secluded island full of women and wouldn't be subjected to the outside world's beauty standards, which are vastly shaped from the male perspective.
Wonder Woman should have leg hair + armpit hair. If she came from a place with no male standards of beauty she wouldn't gaf about body hair
— Joshua Bruckner (@SirJoshington) August 13, 2016
controversial hot take:
i wish #WonderWoman had visible armpit hair.
she was raised on an island of women w/no schick advertisements!
— Paul Roth in LA 💸 (@paulidin) March 12, 2017
Indeed, fans were sure that to be true to the character, Wonder Woman would definitely have armpit hair.
wonder woman would prolly have armpit hair imo
— chris (@GanjaGhost420) March 12, 2017
Leaked screenshot reveals what Wonder Woman's armpits looked like before they were digitally altered by the patriarchy. pic.twitter.com/V4nZ07heaj
— マイル (@martian_munk) March 18, 2017
Even before the trailer was released, fans were wondering about Wonder Woman's lack of armpit hair in the comic books.
If Wonder Woman was an Amazon, wouldn't she have leg and armpit hair?
— Bob Farrell (@weirdbobfarrell) May 22, 2014
Sometimes I look at Wonder Woman in comic books and I ask, "Diana, where is your armpit hair?"
— Malediction Mel (@DybbukStay) January 3, 2014
But some people were adamant that Wonder Woman's armpits should be hairless, arguing that since she doesn't have armpit hair in the comics, there was no reason to add the hair in the movie.
"should Belle be lesbian?"
"should Wonder Woman have armpit hair?"
NO. ENOUGH. It's not canon so stop! IT IS NOT CANON!
— Detective Hoy (@officialhoyalty) March 18, 2017
Others argued that Wonder Woman's people, the Amazons, were from Ancient Greece and therefore shaved their body hair.
The Amazon's are from ancient Greece. Women shaved their whole bodies back then, so no armpit hair on Diana.
— Theo Ghoststone (@tghost54) March 17, 2017
While others simply said that women had more "important" issues to care about such as the gender pay gap.
— Chris McCullough (@GrigLager) March 18, 2017
However Susannah Breslin, a Forbes contributor, pointed out that women's bodies freak out some men.
"One can imagine the effort undertaken by the poor hack who was instructed thusly by a Hollywood overlord: 'I don't who didn't get Gal's pits shaved on set that day, but exterminate any signs of hair shading, natural contouring, or sweat glands,'" she wrote.
"The real question, though, is: Why no hair, there, Princess of the Amazons?
I mean, Wonder Woman couldn't possibly have time to walk up in the morning, get in the shower, and run a razor across her armpits ... could she?
Superheroes don't shave their pits ... do they?"
As of press time, Gadot hasn't commented about the criticism but on Monday, she did tweet a photo of coffee and croissants so we'd say she's probably not that concerned right now.
— Gal Gadot (@GalGadot) March 20, 2017